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Iris Time at Cooley's Gardens 

JL ou love gardening — America s most popular hobby. But unless you have learned 
about and grown some of today's modern Iris you and your garden are due for 
some mighty pleasant surprises! 

Color? Why, these new kinds offer 
the most exciting color range of any 
flower that grows. There are luscious 
pinks, great blooms of solid golden yel- 
low, Jersey creams, blues of the sky and 
of deep waters, soft tans and chocolate- 
brown, henna-reds and richest burgun- 
dies — and there are whites as clean as 
freshly fallen snow, sparkling coppers 
and melting shades of apricot. Some 
come in marbled patterns, others are 
delicately stitched or sanded. Some are 
ruffled, others are smartly tailored. Many 
are gigantic in size — 7 inches in dia- 
meter! There are tall ones, short ones, 
and a host of average height. You can 
have them early, mid-season and late. 
Yes, the Iris is truly the perennial su- 
preme . . . and so easy to grow! 

IRIS will be shipped beginning July 1st 
and continue through the summer and early 
fall. During July and August we will ship 
constantly in the sequence received. Your suc- 
cess is assured if planted any time during this 
period, but early ordering is advisable to avoid 
stock being sold short. 

TRANSPORTATION is by prepaid par- 
cel post or express. 

TERMS are cash with the order, either 
check, draft or money order. We do not ad- 
vise the enclosure of currency with your or- 
der. No C.O.D. shipments — this adds to cost 
and involves red tape for you and for us. 

WE GUARANTEE all plants to be true 
to name, top quality and size, free from in- 
sect pests and disease, and to reach you in a 
live and healthy condition. If for any reason 
you are not completely satisfied, please notify 
us promptly. 




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SHEIK OF ARABY (Wickersham, 1960) 

Each $25.00 

When you see this grand new blend you 
will just instinctively think of Persian rugs 
and the Arabian Nights! A symphony in 
muted violets, bronze and copper, its gor- 
geous colors might aptly bedeck a prince 
of the storied Middle-East. The very large 
flowers lack nothing in either form, sub- 
stance or width of petal that goes into 
making of a perfect Iris. Stems are strong 
and sturdy, the branching well placed. 
Height is about 36-38 inches. Parentage is 
Oriental Glory x (Argus Pheasant x Gar- 
den Glory). From the garden of D. P. 
Wickersham, in Urbana, Ohio, which em- 
braces one of the most comprehensive Iris 
collections in this country. Shown on page 


ROMANESQUE (Hall, 1960) Each $25.00 

A very large, deep mulberry flower, near the color of El- 
mohr but a bit more "rosy." The beard is not heavy but 
is quite reddish, more so than the picture shows. Ruffled 
and waved, with very broad standards and falls. Stalks 
are tall and stiff, the branching very good. This was a 
"stunner" here last year. Seedling No. 56-15. 

LA ROSITA (Hall, 1960) Each $20.00 

A large, broad petaled, soft uniform rose self. Area be- 
low the beard is paler, almost white, in center. Haft mark- 
ings are not conspicuous, but give a rosy tan flush near 
the center of the flower. Beard is pale tangerine — not red. 
Photo is a good likeness but the beard hardly deep enough. 
Very tall — 36-40 inches. Seedling No. 55-07B. 

"You are to be complimented on the size and condition of each rhizome. 
These will add very much to my already large selection of Cooley Iris." 

MRS. FRED B. LEATHERS, Athens, Georgia 

"/ have grown Iris for many years but have never seen such nice looking 
Iris shipped as I received from you." 

MRS. SAMUEL T. ALLEN, Sapulpa. Oklahoma 

"All were in top condition and are now planted. You have such fine stock 
and are always very generous." 

PAUL E. FOLKERS, Owatonna, Minnesota 

'7 chose my order from your shopping center list. The Iris arrived this 
morning and I am happily surprised at the fine rhizomes." 

MRS. JOEL U. YANKEE, Muskogee, Oklahoma 



DAVE'S ORCHID (HaW, 1960) Each $20.00 

Here again is a very large Iris and one which will arouse 
enthusiasm in those looking for something distinctly dif- 
ferent. It is beautifully formed and proportioned and was 
one of the favorites in the beds of selected seedlings here 
last spring. The color is orchid-rose with bluish overlay 
on the falls. Hafts are marked with amber, running quite 
far down on the falls and the lacy edges are trimmed with 
a narrow band of this amber-copper tint. Base of stand- 
ards and style-arms are flushed amber. Beard is bright tan- 
gerine. A fine grower, 36 inches and over in height. Seed- 
ling No. 56-130. 




"As usual, the plants were of top quality; as usual, the order arrived in 
perfect condition; and as usual, you included a valuable gift plant. Many 
thanks — over the years each one of your gifts has become an outstanding 

MRS. L. B. WATSON, McLean, Va. 



DOT & DASH (Hall, 1960) Each $20.00 

This surprising plicata has been an attraction in both the 
Hall garden and in our own for the past few seasons. It 
has borne the nickname of Dave's "Black SC White", but 
was not registered as such. Our illustration is quite ac- 
curate, showing the almost solidly colored blackish violet 
standards and bright falls of pure white with blackish 
margins. Most of the peppery effect is confined to the 
outer area of the falls. The beards are inconspicuous. 
Flowers are waved and flaring, well spaced on good 
branches, and are produced in great profusion. 33-36 
inches. Seedling No. 53-13. 

"Received my Iris shipment last week and had the pleasure of putting in 
the largest Iris rhizomes I have ever seen. They were so heavy and in such 
perfect condition." 

MRS. W. R. FALLS, Lome Park, Canada 

CHINQUAPIN (Gibsor^, 1960) 

Each $25.00 

A big golden brown plicata, the 
standards solid golden brown, the 
falls same color with ivory shading 
in the central areas where they are 
speckled and blended with brown. 
Standards are extra broad and fluted 
or waved, completely closed at the 
top. The wide falls flare gracefully 
and seem to undulate at the margins. 
Beard is bronzy orange. This Iris 
won the cup at the Regional Meet- 
ing in Southern California last sea- 
son. Mr. Gibson called this seedling 
"Honey Bear" but the name had 
been taken. Anyway, it certainly is 
"a honey" in the plicata class! 
Heisht 34-36 inches. No. 29-3DD. 


(HaW, 1960) Each $20.00 
Bright violet-blue with very 
brilliant tangerine beard. 30- 
32 inches tall, with many 
flowers. Very flaring falls, 
standing almost horizontal — 
a fine feature for an Iris of 
medium height. Self colored 
except for the fiery beard. Seedling 
No. 56-119. 

POINT LACE (Gibson, 1960) 

Each $25.00 

Here is a big, clean, ivory-cream 
flower with tangerine beard. As the 
name implies, the entire blossom is 
fringed with lace at the edges — both 
standards and falls. Even the style- 
arms carry this ornamentation. Un- 
like so many recent "lacy" intro- 
ductions this one has size, including 
extra broad falls of flaring form. 
Standards are domed, with heavy 
mid-ribs. Harold Fletcher, President of the British Iris 
Society, toured this country at Iris time in 1959. In com- 
menting, he wrote, "Point Lace, I think, is the best thing 
that I saw anywhere." Stalks are rigid and reach a height 
of 36 inches. Seedling No. 19-3L. 


"My Iris arrived in excellent condition, which has been true of all orders 
from Cooley's." 

MRS. T. E. HOFFMAN, Alexandria, Virginia 

"The Iris arrived in excellent condition and I am so delighted with the 
gift — / have grown many Iris in Colorado ivhich I ordered from you and 
all were beautiful." 

LENA R. LAMBERT, Bensenville, Illinois 

"As with the first order, I am thrilled ivith the type of roots you send out. 
Never saw Iris like them." 

MRS. RALPH E. TREVEY, Churubusco, Indiana 



■■// is truly exciting to open a box oj Cooley Iris, they are always so ivonderful. 
Thanks again for the very fine Iris I have received in past years." 

MRS. HARRY SHAVER, Herkimer, New York 

"My order of Iris came in yesterday and I want to say they are the finest entire 
lot I've ever received from anyone." 

LAURA JANE ARNETTE, San Antonio, Texas 

"In the six years I have been ordering from- you I have never seen such beautiful 

ELISABETH PETERS, Tucson, Arizona 

"Your stock is always of the best and starts right off in this hot climate. My 
Iris garden was a beautiful sight this year. Never had more bloom. 

EDNA LACOMTE, Hiawatha, Kansas 

'7 am delighted with the plants. They are the finest I have had. Also appreciate 
the "extra!', complimentary one." 

FLOYD E. ARMSTRONG, Mount Pleasant, Michigan 

"Thank you so much for your Iris. They are beautiful specimens, more than I 
had ever hoped for." 

MISS EFFIE HUBBARD, Cos Cob, Connecticut 


LUCY LEE (Glbsot^, I960) Each $20.00 

Clean sparkling white with bright red-violet 
stitching; of a size and quality that sets a new 
standard in plicatas of this color combination. 
The illustration lacks the flash and vividness of 
the actual flower but it does show the symmetri- 
cal form, broad petals and moderate ruffling 
which are typical. It is very large, the stems tall 
and fully branched and it produces an abundance 
of bloom. The beard is light yellow on a gleam- 
ing white haft. Height 3 feet. 

HINDU BELLE (Klemsorge, ^960) Each $20.00 
Most recent addition to the long and famous 
line of brown blends from this veteran hybrid- 
izer. The general color is burnished bronzy tan, 
with a flush of violet-blue on the falls. Petals are 
crisp and flaring, the standards erect and closed. 
This is a heavy producer of flowers and makes 
a solid clump of color in the garden. Height 34- 
36 inches. Oriental Glory x yellow seedling No. 

"/ dont know how you produce such mammoth-sized rhizomes. 
They are fust plain beautiful, and the blooms are indescribably 
and enormously gorgeous!" 

MR. and MRS. OTTO F. HASLBAUER, Norris, Tennessee 

"Your rhizomes were the nicest, the largest, I have ever seen 
and believe me all future Iris orders wilt be from Cooley's." 

EARL B. TURNER, Latham, New York 

"When I think of ordering Iris, I always think of Cooley's. My 
order has arrived and as usual, such nice rhizomes." 

MRS. W. P. THOMAS, Marshall, Mo. 

"They are ivonderful — You will always hear from me whenever 
I can find a place for another Iris." 

MRS. R. H. KEAN, Dallas, Texas 




Awards of the American Iris Society following variety description 
are indicated thus: HM.— Honorable Mention; AM.— Award of Merit. 

ACCENT (Buss, '53) Each $1 .50 

Large tall and vigorous variegata. The clean yellow standards contrast most 
agreeably with the rose-red falls. Its bright color and huge size have resulted 
in its having been selected as one of the five "Iris of the Year" for 1958. 36 

ADMIRAL NIMITZ (Graves, '48) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A spectacular white from a famous introducer. The crisp, firm flowers, with 
closely domed standards and semi-flaring falls, are large and very white: sur- 
mounted by a thick brilliant gold beard. This combination of color and form 
suggests a naval officer in white with rich gold shoulder ornaments. Fine 
spacing of flowers, a husky grower, 36 to 42 inches in height. HM AIS, 1948. 

AHOY (Tompkins, '57) Each $10.00 

Best described as a rosy toned cherry-red with a faint undertone of blue that 
adds to its brilliance and carrying power. Flowers are large, heavily sub- 
stanced and have lovely flaring form. 36-inch, well branched stems. Medium 

ALALOA (Gibson, '59) Each $12.00 

Lemon-yellow with a lighter area in the center of the falls. Remember the 
old variety Elsa Sass? This is a somewhat similar color arrangement but the 
comparison is hardly adequate. Alaloa ("Little Song") is a huge blossom, 
very wide and full, the standards broad, domed and glistening. Falls flare 
and possess a heavy enamel-like texture. It is a flower for foreground plant- 
ing since its height is only about two feet. There is surely a definite place 
for plants of such stature and you will be thrilled with this one! 

AL BORAK (DeForesf, '52) Each $1.50 

.\ \ery large brown and copper-russet flower, having wide spreading falls 
with extremely wide hafts. A light brown garden effect in an Iris which 
many judges regard as absolutely perfect in form. Three feet in height, finely 
branched. HM AIS, 1953. 

ALLAGLOW (Tompkins, '58) Each $20.00 

-\ gigantic new Iris of bright sunburst-gold, blended bittersweet- 
orange, with an all over flush of clear copper-yellow. The whole 
flower has a glistening gold dusted finish and a tiny flash of orchid 
at the tip of the chrome beard. Very^ broad petaled, with flaring, 
ruffled falls and wide domed standards. Late; 38 inches. HM AIS, 

ALLEGIANCE (Cook, '58) Each $25.00 

This is certainh a masterpiece, from an Iris breeder whose skill has 
produced a long line of Iris of distinction and highest quality. The 
giant flowers are of deepest navy-blue, overlaid with velvet, the 
standards are silky and lustrous. The beards are medium blue 
tipped lemon-chrome. Color is even and solid clear into the throat. 
40 inches; late. HM AIS, 1958. 

ALLINE ROGERS (Kleinsorge, '50) Each $1.00 

The form of this flower resembles Cascade Splendor, one 
1 of its parents, but the color inclines more to pink or rose, 

with just a suggestion of ashes of roses in its cast. There 
is considerable gold in the blending of color, especially 
near the haft. Style aims and beard are both golden yellow. 
Falls are wide and quite flat, standards upright and closed, 
the entire flower heavily ruffled. 34 inches. HM AIS, 1951. 
See page 32. 

AMANDINE (Douglas, '46) Each $1.00 

Large flaring cream self, slightlv flushed with lemon. The 
wide flaring falls are slightly ruffled and the standards are 
nicely domed. Height 3 feet. Winner of the President's 
Cup at the AIS meeting in Nashville in 1948. HM AIS 
1946; AM, 1948. Shown on page 37. 


AMETHYST FLAME (Schreiner, '58) Each $15.00 

Immense in size and elegant in form, a curiously tinted blend of 
lavender or light violet and rosy heliotrope. The "shoulders" of the 
falls carry an overlay of chestnut and the beard is almost white. 
Nicely ruffled, 38 inches tall, medium late. HM AIS, 1958. Plant 
Patent No. 1793. 

ANNETTE (Hall, '55) Each $2.50 

A tawny deep rose with widely flaring, almost flat falls. The entire 
flower carries a coppei^ cast but the center is all aglow with the bril- 
liant red beards. Quite different from other Hall things. 34 inches 
tall. HM AIS, 1956. See page 19. 

ANTHEM (Schreiner, '58) Each $7.50 

The richness of the fuchsia-purple tone is intensified by a generous 
margin of bronze around the huge falls. There is also a subtle in- 
fusion of this same bronze tint in the taffeta-like standards. Metallic 
plum might well describe the general color effect of this new giant. 
Beard is lemon. 40 inches; fairly early. 

APPLAUSE (Hall, '56) Each $2.00 

A color break in the quest for new pinks. This new Iris is not pink 
... it is a self of light mauve-lilac with odd markings of violet ir- 
regularly spaced on the falls. The flowers are large with broad seg- 
ments, very freely produced on well branched stems, 3 feet tall. A 
novel flower individually and a beautiful mass of color. 

ARABI PASHA (Aniey, '53) Each $2.00 

Deep cornflower-blue with blue-tipped beard. A new one from 
England which won the Dykes Medal there in 1953 and is about the 
most vivid deep blue we have ever seen. Flat, spreading falls. 32 in. 

ARGUS PHEASANT (DeForesf, '48) Each $1.00 

A smooth soft brown which has become justly famous. Deeper in 
tone and more metallic in finish than Pretty Quadroon . . . they 
form a team of the two most beautiful brown Irises of the day. Huge 
flowers with broad flaring falls and wide standards: orange-brown 
beard. 38 inches tall. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950; Dykes Medal. 1952. 
Shown on page 40. 

AUTUMN BROWN (Lowry, '52) Each $2.50 

Glowing chestnut-brown, a blend of rich brown with an underlay 
of red-purple and burnished gold. Standards are closed and the broad 
falls curve at the tips. Very late, on 38-inch stalks. HM AIS, 1952. 

AZURE LAKE (Muhlestein, '52) Each $2.00 

Smoothly finished blue with falls that flare horizontally and have 
the heaviest ruffling imaginable! 36 inches tall; makes a stunning 
clump. HM AIS, 1954. 

BALLERINA (Hall, '51) Each $1.00 

A very large, ruffled, wide petaled flamingo-pink self with deep 
orange beard. It is a medium to light tone of pink . . . not pale but 
having plenty of color, a shade lighter than Cherie. Petals are thick 
and lustrous, the form ideal. Huskv stems 3 feet tall, with excellent 
branching. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. See page 36. 

BALLET DANCER (Kleinsorge, '49) Each 75c 

Resembling the swirling skirt in a "pirouette" this distinctive apricot- 
tan is another Cascade Splendor seedling and a sister of Minuet. 
Standards are large, full and closed. The falls are almost horizontal, 
very broad, waved and crimped at the rim. Form is only one special 
attribute . . . the coloring is delightful— a buffy golden apricot self 
which carries well. 38 inches, large and well branched. HM AIS, 
1949; AM, 1952. See page 27. 



BANG (Craig, '55) Each $7.50 

A new red with a name in keeping with the impression it creates 
in the garden! Broad falls of brilliant color and heavy substance, 
slightly waved; it owes its fine form to Cordovan, one of its parents. 
Height 3G inches. HM AIS, 1955. 

BAZAAR (Schreiner, '55) Each $2.50 

A glorified version of Raspberry Ribbon, far more brilliant and more 
deeply colored. The blooms are very large, on 36-inch stems. The 
picture on page 13 gives you a good idea of this new plicata. HM 
AIS, 1956. 

BEECHLEAF (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $5.00 

This seedling of Prettv Quadroon has attracted a lot of attention 
for the past four seasons. It is more ruffled than its parent and, while 
bearing some resemblance because of its brownish hue, it is more 
coppery and is enlivened by a violet undertone. The beard is orange- 
brown. Very large blooms on 3-foot stalks. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1959. 
Pictured on page 17. 

BERKELEY GOLD (Salbach, '42) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

A fine yellow, absoluielv perfect in form, on stems that average 3 
feet tall and o\er. well branched and with flowers of very rich solid 
yellow, it is regarded bv manv judges as the world's best yellow Iris. 
HM AIS. 1944; AM, 1946. 


BIG GAME (Fay, '54) Each $5.00 

A self of the deepest shade of violet. Usually has three huge flow- 
ers open at one time on the straight, 38-inch stems. Since it pro- 
duces from 12 to 15 blooms per stem it has an extra long flower- 
ing season. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1958. 

BIG TIME (Lapham,' 51) Each $1.50 

This is a big new deep red with a rosy cast in the standards. Falls 
are velvety and appear almost black-red in certain lights. Hafts 
are brownish and the beard is bronzy orange-yellow. Huge in size 
and a good grower. SVi feet, well branched. 

BIG UTE fWa//ace, '54) Each $3.50 

A giant, broad petaled deep blend of mahogany and burgundy- 
red. There is a suggestion of a dark blue blaze on the falls just 
below the beard. Rich bronze-orange beard. HM AIS, 1955. Color 
illustration on page 34. 

BLACK BELLE (Stevens, '51) Each $1.50 

A self of richest black velvet with a cast of ruby-red; 
not tall but produces a wealth of gorgeous and perfect- 
ly formed flowers. 32 inches. 

BLACK CASTLE (Schreiner, '53) Each $2.00 

.As Dave Hall has become famous for pinks, the Schreiners have 
been foremost in the production of blacks. Here is one they des- 
cribe as having reached "almost the limit of this coloring" and 
very close to jet. The orange beard is indescribably rich. 32 
inches. See page 19. 

BLACK FOREST (Schreiner, '45) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

"Black as pitch" says the introducer. A rich, silky ebony-bliie- 
black, the effect of which is intensified by a very solid haft and a 
blackish blue beard. Medium in height, with flaring falls. HM 
AIS, 1946; AM. 1948. Shown on page 27. 

BLACK HILLS (Fay, '51) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A very tall ebony-black Iris with lots of bloom, widely spaced on 
the stem. W'e have grown it to a height of 4 feet. Just about the 
same depth as Black Forest, larger, and twice the stature. AM 
AIS, 1954. Illustrated on page 39. 


BLACK TAFFETA (Songer, 1954) Each $5.00 

Glistening blackish purple standards and broad velvety black falls, 
slightly ruffled, combine to give us one of the \ery best of these rich 
and sulti") beauties. The beard is tipped bronze. This Iris is yery 
well illustrated on page 57. Medium late, height 34 inches. HM 
AIS. 1955; AM, 1957. 

BLUE RHYTHM (Whiting, '45) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

\'ei-\- large flowers of cornflower-blue, softened by a silverv overtone. 
The large standards are arched and domed, the broad falls are semi- 
flaring with smoothly colored hafts. Growing from 3 to 4 feet in 
height, perfectly branched, we consider it just about tops as a blue 
Iris. HM AIS. i945; AM, 1947; Dykes Medal, 1950. 

BLUEBEARD (Hall, '55) Each $2.00 

A large deep blue with very full flaring falls which droop gracefully 
near the tips. The beard is not blue, but has blue tips which make 
it appear blue all over. Silky sheen and brilliant color! 3 feet. Shown 
on page 1 1 . 

BLUE GROTTO (Grinter, '59) Each $5.00 

Here is a brand ne^^■ bright blue which was sent to us for trial and 
flowered for the first time last season. It is one of the largest Iris we 
have seen, with squarely held wide falls, big closed standards, and 
has the substance of fine china. We are happy to help introduce it 
and it carries our highest endorsement. ^Vell branched, late and three 
feet in height. 

BLUE SAPPHIRE (Schreiner, '53) Each $1.50 

"Heavenly blue" is a phrase befitting this new ruffled addition to an 
increasingly popular color class. Lighter in tone than many others, 
with a glowing gold beard; it is large in size, on tall and well 
branched stalks which defy- both wind and rain. It makes one of the 
finest clumps in any garden. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956; Dykes Medal 
1958. See page 13. 

BLUE SHIMMER (J. Sass, '42) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

An entirely difEerent plicata. Clean, sparkling white with an all- 
over pattern of clear blue stippling. The blue seems to be peppered 
on the white background in an even manner, rather than the 
familiar buttonhole-stitch style. The flowers are extremely large and 
full. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944. See page 28. 

BLUE HAWAII (Schreiner, '54) Each $1.00 

Rich marine-blue, a bright shade which gi\es a definite blue effect 
in the garden. Very large and fully formed flowers, slightly ruffled 
as in the case of Snow Flurry, one of its parents. 31/2 feet tall. 

BLUE VALLEY (K. Smith, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

This new Iris, a seedling of Lake George crossed with great Lakes, 
has been the subject of much praise and comment. \'ery near to 
true blue, ruffled and large in size, it possesses an unusual sparkling 
sheen. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1949. Pictured on page 27. " 

BLUMOHR (hAarx, '49) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A seedling of the famous ^Vm. Mohr. smooth and fragile in appear- 
ance but of heavy porcelain4ike texture. The color is delicate 
lavender-blue. Flowers are large and fully formed on 34- to 36-inch 

BLUSH PINK fHc//, '59; Each $15.00 

Light and delicate with an all-over flush of deeper pink, the petals 
wide and fully formed. Both standards and falls are the same shade 
—the fresh glow that can only be described as the blush of youth. 
The flowers are very large, with standards so broad that they prac- 
tically counterbalance the falls. Beard is not conspicuous, thus there 
is nothing to detract from the clean and delightful pink effect. \'erv 
free flowering;: 34-inch stems. 


BOLERO (lorrypkins, '57) Each $7.50 

A self of glistening copper with a bright imdertone of rich henna- 
red. Petals are rounded and flaring, sleek and brilliant, the brown 
beards adding a special note of color. Grows to 40 inches, well Inancli- 
ed, creating a gorgeous clump. 





BRAVADO (Hall, '59) Each $20.00 

Dcepcsi golden yellow, ruffled and with wide petals. There is some- 
thing about this flower— heaviness of texture, metallic glisten, or 
uniform depth of golden richness— that draws instant attention in 
the garden or on the show table. This catalog lists many great yel- 
low Iris. Those who have seen them all have told us that Bravado 
is surely a candidate for the top spot. Old King Midas would drool 
over this one! Height 33-36 inches. HM .AIS, 1959. Shown on page 2. 



BRIAR ROSE (Hall, '55) Each $2.50 

From pink breeding came this deep rose-to-raspberry affair! \\'hile 
the picture does not show it, freshly opened flowers sport a small 
blue blaze just below the beard. This disappears on the mature 
blossoms. Very tall and \ery late, with a geranium-red beard. ,Shown 
at top above. 


BRIGADOON (Tompkins, '55> Each $10.00 

A rich, bright blend of £uschia-red, amethyst-violet and true purple. 
The hafts are flushed chocolate and the beard is brownish red. New 
and certainly different. Height 38 inches. HM AIS, 1955. 

BROADWAY STAR (Schreiner, '57) Each $7.50 

Cream standards and rose-red falls combine to fashion a totally dif- 
ferent and refreshingly beautiful creation. Hafts are almost free of 
any venation, lending sharp contrast to the bright ivory standards. 
38 inches tall, classically formed and large in size. HM AIS, 1957. 

BRONZE BELL (Schreiner, '57) Each $15.00 

Reddish copper-bronze in a huge flower of perfect form and large 
size. The stalks are hea\'y and well branched, with many blossoms 
per stem. It is taller, redder and better branched than its parent, 
Inca Chief. HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. Plant Patent No. 1728. 

BRYCE CANYON (Kleinsorge, '44) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

A distinct and warm shade of henna-copper, self colored and so 
named because of the similar colors found in the rock formations 
of one of America's most famous tourist attractions. It has especially 
broad hafts, large, rounded falls, and finely held standards. HM AIS, 
1945; AM, 1947. Three feet and over in height. 

BURGUNDY SPLASH (Craig, '49) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

This new plicata is a big Iris, very well formed, the standards sub- 
dued burgundy-red and the broad falls a creamy yellow ground 
heavily stippled richer and more intense with burgundy with a 1- 
inch border. A splash of burgundy indeed! Shown on page 28. 

BUTTERFLY BLUE (fay, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Ruffled seedling from Cahokia, a clear light blue with slightly flaring 
falls and no haft markings. The beard is pale lemon. 36-inch stems, 
well branched, and it blooms quite late. HM AIS, 1953. 


BUTTERHORN (Sass, '55) Each $10.00 

Cool, icy and lemon colored, shading to greenish white in the center 
of the falls. The form is quite distinct, as is also the hue of this un- 
Iris. It is 3 feet in height, nicely branched, large in size. You 
ke it! HM AIS, 1955. 

BUTTERSCOTCH KISS (Plough, '57) Each $22.50 

A caramel shade of yellow, glistening brightly with gold dust parti- 
cles. There is an intensification of yellow in the heart and on the 
petal edges. The large flowers are heavily laced and crinkled at the 
margins. Has created great interest and admiration by all who have 
seen it. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. 

CADILLAC (Hall, '56) Each $2.00 

A very early and free blooming rich flaming pink with red-orange 
beard. Real pink, named in honor of the Men's Garden Club of 
Detroit. Large flowers, 36-inch stems. 

CAHOKIA (Faughf, '48) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Large exquisitely formed flowers of light butterfly-blue delicately 
veined deeper. There is no hint of lavender in the color and the 
haft is smooth and clean. Bright golden yellow beard. 42 inches tall, 
with widely spaced branches. HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1951. 


CAIRO (Kleinsorge, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A great, spreading, broad peialed Hovver in light tan, with 
tawny yellow overtone and a biiffy suffusion near the haft. 
The horizontal falls Hare out to full 7 inches, curling at 
the tips. Beard is bronze-yellow and there is some fine 
brown netting on the shoulders of the falls. Height 40 

CALDRON (Schreiner, '57) Each $5.00 

A vivid new red from the copper side. Its 3-foot stems, well 
branched, are somewhat unusual in the red class and the 
flowers are large and splendidly formed. Both Ranger and 
Cordovan are in the parentage. 

CAMPFIRE GLOW (Whiting, '47) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Glowing ruby self, heavily o\erlaid with bright copper 
which gives it a metallic sheen. A genuine self with no haft 
markings— even the beard is deep copper-red. Wide and full 
form but the flowers are of medium size. Substance is firm 
and the blooming season very long. Height 30 to 36 inches. 
A very rare color gem. HM AIS. 1947. See page 34. 

CAPTAIN GALLANT (Schmelzer, '59) Each $25.00 
This brand new red has had probably more advance fan- 
fare than any other in its color class. Several breeders of 
today's finest reds have told us, after seeing it, that it is 
probably the finest red to date. The introducer calls it "the 
red Iris that is red throughout, with no purple influence 
and no haft markings." Huge in size and holds its color in 
heat or wind. HM AIS, 1959. 

CARIBOU TRAIL (Plough, '57) Each $12.50 

Light but rich golden brown with a bright violet blaze 
radiating out into the falls. All petal edges are heavily 
crimped and shirred on this large, heavily substanced cre- 
ation. Shown on page 47. HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. 

CAROLINE JANE (DeForest, '51) Each $2.00 

There are many plicatas in white with blue stitchings or 
dots, but this one appears to be the very finest of all. Flow- 
ers are huge, the stems very tall, and the white ground 
glistens like snow. Markings are clean and distinct— a deli- 
cate violet-blue. Must be seen to be fully appreciated. One 
of the "Iris of the Year" for 1959. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 
1955. See page 14. 


CASA MORENA (DeForest, '43) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Large flowers— yes, extra large— of deep, glistening, rich brown. Same 
solid color on standards and falls. Styles yellowish; beard brownish 
orange. Not just a novelty, but a flower that adds an entirely new, 
rich note to the garden picture. See the accurate picture on page 41— 
the picture of course, is much reduced in size. Height 38 inches. HM 
AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. 

CASCADE SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, '45) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Very large ruffled pink, tan and apricot blend, with extra heavy stalk 
40 inches tall and bearing up to 10 flowers. The ruffling is more 
pronounced than in any Iris we have ever introduced and is most 
unusual in so large an Iris. It blooms late. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947. 
See page 41 for an excellent kodachrome of this flower. 


CASCADIAN (Linse, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A ruffled, cool, crisp, pure white with greenish midrib visible from 
beneath. The beard is also white. From Snow Flurry crossed with 
Cloud Castle, it may be a little tender for cold sections, but else- 
where it is surely one of the largest and most striking pure whites in 
commerce. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1957. 


CELESTIAL SNOW (Bro. Charles, '57) Each $17.50 

An absolutely spectacular pure white, the great falls ruffled and fold- 
ed like white draperies. Stalks are widely branched and will reach a 
height of almost four feet. Beard is white, tipped lemon. This is a 
real triumph! HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. See page 46. 

CENTENNIAL QUEEN (Wallace, '54) Each $3.00 

A blend of buffy watermelon-pink or rose. One of the largest new 
Iris we have grown, with wide, thick petals and very tall stalks. The 
flowers are nicely waved at the edges. 

CHANTILLY (Hall, '45) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

A ruffled orchid-pink. The edges of both standards and falls are 
so heavily ruffled and frilled that they have the appearance of 
being edged with lace of a lighter shade than the rest of the flow- 
er. From the same line of breeding as the famous flamingo pinks. 
36-inch stems, strong and well branched. HM AIS. 1945: AM. 1947. 

CHAMOIS (Kle'msorge, '44) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

One of the largest Irises we have ever introduced, beautifully 
formed both standards and falls waved at the edges. It is pure 
chamois in color, standards and falls identical, the beard yellow, 
tipped bronze. There are no veinings or markings of any kind; 
the petals have a soft, satinv finish and glisten with mvriad frosty 
particles. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1948. 


CATHEDRAL BELLS fWa//ace, '53) Each $2.00 

A tall and wide petaled light pink, uniformly colored in both 
standards and falls. It is a profuse bloomer and the color is 
fresh and definitely pink. Edges of petals are notched and 
serrated and the beard is yellow. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1953; 
AM, 1956. 

CATHERINE CLAAR (E. Claar, '55) Each $3.00 

An almost black and white addition to the Amigo and Wabash 
class, on stems which reach to 31/2 feet. Falls are broad and 
velvety and solid to the center. One of the very latest to flow- 
er. Pictured on page 18. 

CELESTIAL BLUE (Mission, '55) Each $3.00 

Clear light blue self, near to true blue. A frosty sheen on both 
standards and falls provides a necessary sparkle for good gar- 
den effect. A single stalk has produced as many as 17 blossoms 
with seven open at oncel Large, with flaring falls and ruffled 
standards. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1955. 

CHERIE (Hall, '47) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Most famous of all the Hall "'flamingo-pinks." A large, ruffled, full 
bodied pink self of e.xcellent form and substance with a deep tan- 
gerine beard. The 34-inch stems are stout and well branched; growth 
is vigorous and increase above average. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1949; 
Dykes Medal, 1951. See page 31. 

CHI-CHI (Hall, '59) Each $15.00 

Deeper in color than May Hall; a seedling of that famous variety 
crossed with Limelight. This is a sumptuous shade of pink, a large 
smooth flower without ruffles. Petals are wide and well formed, the 
stalks robust with good branching and it increases rapidly. It is one 
of the "pinkest" of all Hall productions and we hesitated to intro- 
duce it only because we regard May Hall so highly. 35 inches in 

CHINESE LANTERN (Fay, '58) Each $10.00 

Deep yellow with a tangerine-red beard. This is a seedling of Techny 
Chimes crossed with Mary Randall. It is smoothly tailored, large, 
and grows to 42 inches; midseason. HM AIS, 1958. 

CHIVALRY (Wills, '44) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This outstanding big blue won the Dykes Medal in 1947. Of smooth, 
medium blue color, large in size and quite ruffled, a sturdy growing 
Iris with every good point. It is one of the most sought after varieties 
of the day. 

CINNAMON TOAST (Sass, '53) Each $2.50 

A big and bold creamy yellow plicata, sanded with red-brown. 38 
inches in height. HM AIS, 1953. 

CLIFFS OF DOVER (Fay, '53) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Large, flaring and ruffled clear white of great substance. There are 
no haft markings and the beard is light yellow. This is the best of 
a number of excellent new whites produced from Snow Flurry 
crossed with Cahokia. A strong grower, hardy, 36 inches tall. HM 
AIS, 1953; AM, 1955. See page 43. 

CLOTH OF GOLD (Whiting, '45) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

We highly recommend this as one of the very finest yellows. Tall 
and stately, widely branched, carrying handsome deep butter-yellow 
flowers of large size, it is simplv superb as a garden subject. 

CLOUD CAP (DeForest, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Probably the largest pink to date, with very wide falls and an 
extra heavy bright tangerine beard. Termed "blossom-pink" by 
the originator, the big flowers are borne on 31/2- to 4-foot stalks. 
HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. Shown on page 26. f 

COLLEGIATE (Hall, '55) Each $2.00 

This ivory-white Iris has a distinction which our picture does 
not quite properly portray. Actually, the base of the standards 
and the markings near the center are about the color of a ripe 
cantaloupe— neither orange nor yellow. Under side of the falls 
is yellow and the buds are yellow. 30-34 inches in height. See 
page 19. 

COLOR CARNIVAL (DeForest, '49) Each $1.50 

A startling arrangement of colors in the range of the new pinks. 
The ground color is a deep shade of pink in both standards and falls, 
with heavy markings of vivid purple on the falls. Beard is tangerine- 
red. Big flowers, very well formed, on excellent stalks. HM AIS, 1950. 

CONGO (Schreiner, '53) Each $1.50 

The first large dark Iris with a reddish silken sheen on top of a 
coal-black undertone. A very good color photo of this appears on 
page 16. Extra large, nicely branched, 42 inches in height. 

CONSTANT COMMENT (Hall, '54) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Pinkish apricot is probably the best way to describe the color of this 
delicious looking affair. Or, you might call it a "peachy" tint. At 
home with the pinks, and from pink breeding, it flaunts a heavy red- 
orange beard that is as brilliant as a house afire. Flowers are large 
and heavily substanced with ruffled and finely notched edges. Bold 
stalks and thrifty foliage, a husky grower. 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 

COOL COMFORT (Tompkins, '58) Each $10.00 

A lovely new citron-yellow Iris of large size and delight- 
ful form. The broad, heavily substanced petals have a 
sleek sparkling finish and a hint of lace. This is a self, 
including the beard, but there is a small, snow-white, 
green flushed blaze at its tip. A luscious and refreshing 
flower, certain to please. Rather late. 36 inches tall. 




Select 12 for $mpo 

(A $22.50 VALUE) 

Autumn Brown 
Big Ute 
Black Castle 
Briar Rose 
Catherine Claar 
Celestial Blue 


Centennial Queen 
Cinnamon Toast 
Coronation Gold 
Garden Gold 
Golden Crown 
Harbor Blue 

Harvest Splendor 
June Sunlight 
Queen's Taste 
Senorita llsa 
Surprise Party 
Vanity Fair 
Violet Harmony 







Al Borak 
Big Time 
Black Belle 
Black Hills 
Blue Sapphire 
ClifFs of Dover 
Color Carnival 

Constant Comment 
Dolly Varden 

Golden Sunshine 
Happy Birthday 
Helen Collingwood 
Morning Bright 

Party Dress 
Port Wine 

Spanish Fandango 
Storm Warning 
Temple Bells 
Thotmes III 
Top Flight 


Araby Pasha 
Azure Lake 
Caroline Jane 
Frances Craig 
[Glittering Gold 

Inca Chief 




Pretty Quadroon 




Top Hat 

Truly Yours 


COPPER HALO (Gibson, '58) Each $12.00 

Here we have a new plicaca from the originator of the popular 
but still scarce Taholah. Illustrated on pages 10 and 48, it is a 
creamy white or ivory ground in both standards and falls, 
heavily peppered and stitched with rosy copper. Broad petals, 
graceful ruffling and thick texture mark this strain and set a 
new standard for plicata tvpes. Copper Halo is a lively color 
pattern which blends well in almost any garden scheme. Very 
late. 34-36 inches in height. HM AIS, 1958. 

COPPER MEDALLION (Schreiner, '51) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This seedling of Bryce Canyon is more coppery toned and less 
red than its parent— a glittering metallic copper-brown of large 
size and appealing fomi. Bronze-yellow beard. 38-inch, well 
branched stalks. HM AIS, 1953. 

CORONATION GOLD (H. F. Hall, '52) Each $2.50 

Giant, ruffled and heavily substanced deep golden vellow with 
a green-gold cast. The flowers are rather rounded in form, the 
falls very wide and of thick, firm texture. Height 38 inches. 

CRISPETTE (Schreiner, '54) Each $3.00 

A fluted and waved new deep orchid-pink with rich or- 
ange beard and suffusions of brown on the hafts. Of ideal 
form and garden habit, the coloring having the extra 
quality of "carrving power" in the garden. 34 inches. 
HM AIS. 1955; AM, 1957. 

DANCING TIGER (Schreiner, '53) Each $3.50 

Here is a very large jewel-bright, really yellow ground 
plicata. The half-inch border of penny-brown is deftly 
cut, as if shot with fine slender lines on the edge of the 
falls. Gav and brilliant. 38 inches. 

DARK BOATMAN (Cook, '54) Each $5.00 

Velvety blackish \iolet. especially rich and solid in color. Beards 
are deep violet and the hafts are free from markings. Pleasing 
and ruffled form and heavy in substance. 36 inches. HM AIS, 
1954; AM, 1956. 

DEEP BLACK (Cook, '55) Each $5.00 

This is the blackest and the "slickest" deep hued Iris we have 
seen. In the garden of the originator, where thousands of so- 
called black seedlings have come into being, this was our choice. 
Height 34-36 inches. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1957. Shown on page 48. 

DESERT SONG (Fay, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Cream self, beautifully ruffled with extra large flowers of ex- 
cellent proportions. Texture is especially heavy and the flowers 
last a long time in either rain or heat. Stems reach a height of 
3'/2 feet. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1949. Shown on page 27. 

DIANEVA (Cook, '53) Each $2.00 

This beautiful new white plicata with markings of blue-\iolet 
is about halfway between Blue Shimmer and Minnie Colquitt. 
Clean looking and very bright. Height 3 feet. 

DOLLY VARDEN (Hall, '50) Each $1.50 

A very large light pink with a slight overlay of salmon. It is a 
self with no haft markings, good form and substance, and it 
takes the sun surprisingly well. Sturdy and well branched on 
stems of 38 inches. Has proven a good parent for large pinks. 
HM AIS. 1950. 

DOTTED SWISS (Sass, '56) Each $10.00 

.Acclaimed by manv as the finest of the blue and white 
plicatas. The ground color is sparkling white and the 
dots and stitchings are decidedly blue, the very large 
flowers elegantly ruffled. It truly lives up to its name. 
Over three feet tall, very well branched, blooms early. 
HM AIS, 1956; AM, 1958. 

DREAMCASTLE (Cook, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

,\n orchid-pink self, segments very broad and of bright clear 
tones. The white beard, tinted lemon at the base, tends to 
emphasize the solid pink effect. One of the most sought after 
varieties. AM AIS. 1948. 

EBONY ECHO (Tompkins, '48) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Deep carmine-red with rich brown overlay that shines like a piece 
of silk. The wide falls are horizontal and trimmed with ruffling. 
Free blooming on stout 33-inch stalks. Bronze beard. HM AIS, 
1949; AM, 1953. 

ELMOHR (Loomis, '42) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

\\ inner of the Dykes iMedal in 1945. lliis gianl Iris has consistently 
led all others in point of sales popularity. ,\nd no wonder! The 
great rich red-violet blooms are daintily ruffled, of a silky texture 
and remarkable substance. The stems are well branched and at 
least 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1942; -AM, 1943. See page 30. 

ENCHANTED VIOLET (Hamblen, '58) Each $15.00 

This striking new creation is unicjue for the combination of pink 
and orchid tints in the heart of the flower. It is a lovely shade of 
light violet, slightly ruffled, and the heavy beard is fiery tangerine- 
red. Together with its large blossoms and sturdy stalks it drew 
crowds of admirers at the New York Convention of the .American 
Iris Society. HM AIS, 1958. 

ENCHANTRESS (Hall, '54) Each $2.00 

Delicate parchment color, faintly flushed with pink, especially in the 
standards. The central area of the falls has an overlay of amber and 
the beard is brilliant orange. Unlike any other of Mr. Hall's fine 
things. It is an extra late Iris, with heavy stems and an enamel-like 
finish to the large flowers. 34-36 inches. See page 17. 

FIRECRACKER (Hall, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A glowing bright burgundy-red plicata. with yellow trim. Well 
named, it is one of the flashiest things in any Iris collection. The 
fairly large flowers have good substance and are carried on stout 
32-inch stems. HM .A.IS, 1934. Pictured on page 27. 

FIRE DANCE (Fay, '47) Each $1 .00 

A much deeper, richer and taller Firecracker. Fire Dance is a bur- 
gundy-red plicata, both standards and falls heavily marked all over 
with dark wine-red, the ground color buff. Flowers are round and 
full, the falls flaring. A prolific bloomer, 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 
1947. See page 41. 

FIRST VIOLET (DeForesf, '52) Each $4.00 

Lovely clear light violet self, the standards, falls and even the beard 
being of uniform hue. Winner of Dykes Medal in 1956 and illustrat- 
ed on page 55. 

FLAME KISS (Plough, '58) Each $10.00 

^\■hite standards with yellow base, the falls clear yellow set ofl: with a 
rich tangerine beard. This Iris, with its bright, sharp colors, created 
quite a stir at the Oklahoma convention of the American Iris Society. 
40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1959. 

EVELYN BYE (Kleinsorge, '56) Each $3.50 

A very lo\ ely harmonv of cocoa, blue, \ iolet and 
old gold. Something different in the family of 
delightful blends from this master hybridizer of 
elusive tints. Falls are especially wide, flaring, 
and are slightly ruffled. Large flowers; height 35 

EXTRAVAGANZA (Douglas, '44) 

Each 75c, 3 for $2.00 

Almost white standards shaded cream at the base, 
the falls a medley of copper, red-la\ender and 
deep violet, with a violet flush down the center. 
On the order of Wabash, but is more of a blend 
especially in the falls. HM AIS, 1944; AM. 1947. 

FABULOUS (Kleinsorge, '58) Each $15.00 
Here is a flower remindful of the splendor in a 
scene from a tale in the Arabian Nights! Our 
picture on page 50 is neither deep enough in 
tone nor sufficiently brilliant to portray the pag- 
eant of color loosed in the garden when this Iris 
unfolds. Related to Oriental Glory, it carries 
more red than that fine variety and it is far more 
vivid. There is a more prominent blue patch just 
below the beard than the color plate indicates. 
Growth is vigorous, stems well branched and the 
flowers are very large. Both last year and the year 
before it was the "gasper" in the Kleinsorge gar- 
den. Height 36-38 inches. HM AIS, 1958. 

FANTASY (Hall, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A lo\ely rose and orchid-toned pink, distinctive 
and quite different in color from the flamingo- 
pinks. The color is smooth and luscious, more 
vivid than most in this series. Beard is tangerine- 
red. Beautiful branching, above average size, 
stout 30-inch stems. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1949. 

FATHER RIGNEY (Mission, '56) Each $6.00 

Very large dark violet with violet beard tipped 
white. High up on the "shoulders", where the 
standards and falls meet, there is a dark brown 
blotch which adds interest and beauty to this 
richly colored Iris. It is an exceptionally vigorous 
grower; tall, straight and well branched. 42 inches. 

FESTOON (Hall, '58) Each $10.00 
A luscious blend of caramel and peach and 
salmon-pink, with extra heavy beard of 
tangerine-red. The coloring is positively 
mouth-watering! Note the crimped and 
ruffled edges of both standards and falls 
in the picture on page 45— a most attrac- 
tive feature of this delectable novelty. 
From pink breeding, it should be a gem 
for the hybridizer. It is quite early, of 
good size, well branched on 38-inch stems. 
HM AIS, 1959. 






FLUTED COPPER (Kleinsorge, '57) Each $5.00 
Carrying on the long line of bronze, brown and tan 
Iris for which the Doctor has become so well 
known, we are happy to ofEer this distinct new 
one in metallic shades of hammered copper. Both 
the standards and falls are bright coppery tan. 
curled and crinkled, broad and in good balance. 
The beard is bronzy orange. Height 34-36 inches. 
Pictured in color on page 51. 

FORTUNE'S GIFT (Mitsch, '55) Each $5.00 
Huge, 7-inch flowers with very wide and spreading 
falls, a seedling of Cordovan crossed with Inca 
Chief. The color is deep but bright metallic brown, 
with bronze beard. 40 inches in height. HM AIS. 

FOXFIRE (Fox, '53) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A grand golden yellow self which was awarded the 
President's Cup at the .American Iris Societv con- 
\ention in 1957 in Memphis. \'ery free flowering, 
the large blooms are of perfect form, and glisten 
with a metallic sheen. 40 inches tall. HM .\IS, 1953; 
AM, 1957. 

FRANCES CRAIG (Craig, '52) Each $2.00 
A pearly lavender-gray oncobred with immense 
blooms of perfect form. It is one of the first of the 
tall bearded to come into flower and lasts well 
into the season. 40 inches. HM AIS. 1953; AM, 1955. 

FRANCES KENT (Deforest, '51) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

The standards are chartreuse-cream with a 
flush of pink, the falls lighter with a pinkish 
orange beard. Absolutely outstanding and dif- 
ferent. This is surely one of DeForest's best. 
Falls are almost horizontal and standards are 
well closed. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1952; 
AM, 1954. 

FRESCO (Tompkins, '57) Each $10.00 

A new and verv different plicata. gigantic in size 
and well proportioned. Ground color is light bur- 
gundy-red, infused ruby. There is a network of 
gold veining and the edges are heavily stitched. 
Over all this appears a velvety sheen of black, as 
if powdered on. 38 inches, rather late. 



"My Iris arrived in excellent condition, which has 
been true of all orders from Cooley's." 

MRS. T. E. HOFFMAN, Alexandria, Virginia 

"The Iri% arrived in excellent condition and I am 
'o deliiihted with the gift — / have grown many Iris in 
Colorado which I ordered from you and all were 
beautiful. " 

LENA R. LAMBERT, Bensenville. Illinois 

"As with the first order. I am thrilled ivith the 
type of roots you send out. Never saw Iris tike them." 
MRS. RALPH E. TREVEY, Churubusco, Indiana 

"They are wonderful — you ivill always hear from me 
whenever I can find a place for another Iris." 

MRS. R. H. KEAN, Dallas, Texas 

"I have been buying Iris for over thirty years, but 
the nicest ones come from you." 

MISS MARY BROOKS, Loganville, Georgia 

"It is truly exciting to open a box of Cooley Iris, 
they are always so wonderful. Thanks again for the 
very fine Iris I have received in past years." 

MRS. HARRY SHAVER, Herkimer, New York 


Any lO for ^lO.oo 

(VALUE $15.00) 

Black Hills 


Blue Sapphire 

Al Borak 

ClifFs of Dover 

Big Time 

Color Carnivol 

Black Belle 

Constant Comment 


Golden Sunshine 


Happy Birthday 

Dolly Varden 

Helen Collingwood 




Morning Bright 

Port Wine 



Party Dress 


Spanish Fandango 


Storm Warning 

Thotmes III 

Temple Bells 

Top Flight 

All 30 for $20.00 




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choose as many kinds as you wish ... as long as the order totals ^5 or more, and 
varieties are chosen from those illustrated on pages 24 to 43 or appear in the lists on 
pages 26 to 35. 

For example, you may choose ^7.50 worth and pay just ^5; or pick ^12 worth and 
pay ^8. For ^10 you could select ^15 in value . . . and so on. In other words, you make 
up your list from these next ten pages and then deduct one-third the total price . . . 
minimum order ^5, and not less than three different varieties. Do not include Irises 
not listed in these groups. 









Admiral Nimitz 


Ballet Dancer 


Broadway Star 


Alline Rogers 




Bryce Canyon 




Berkeley Gold 


Burgundy Splash 




Big Ute 


Butterfly Blue 




Black Forest 




April Showers 


Black Hills 




Arab Chief 


Blue Rhythm 




Argus Pheasant 


Blue Shimmer 


Campfire Glow 


Casa Moreno 


Cliffs of Dover 


Coscode Splendor 


Cloth of Gold 




Cloud Cop 








Constant Comment 




Copper Medallion 




Coronation Gold 


Cinnamon Toast 




"They are the largest and healthiest 
rhizomes I have ever seen. I can never 
praise you enough to my friends." 
Mrs. Amos Covert, 
South Amboy, 
New Jersey 

Deep Black 
Desert Song 
Ebony Echo 
Evelyn Bye 
Father Rigney 
Fire Dance 
Fluted Copper 
Frances Kent 
Front Page 
Gala Finale 

Garden Glory 


Garden Gold 


Gay Border 


Gay Head 


Glittering Gold 




Golden Blaze 


Golden Crown 


Golden Garland 


Golden Hawk 


Golden Plover 


Golden Russet 


Gold Sovereign 


Grand Canyon 


Gypsy Classic 




Harvest Splendor 


Heather Rose 


Helen Collingwood 


Helen McGregor 


Helen McKenzie 




Indiana Night 



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Phoebus Apollo 


Port Wine 




Sable Night 


Pierre Menard 






San Antone 


Pink Bountiful 


Prince of Monaco 


Rich Raiment 


Sarah Lee Shields 


Pink Cameo 










Sierra Skies 
Sky Ranger 
Snow Flurry 
Solid Gold 

Solid Mahogany 
Ol^i^ ^ Spanish Peaks 

Spring Festival 

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Techny Chimes 



Sunset Blaze 


The Citadel 



Surprise Party 


Thotmes ill 



Sylvia Murray 


Three Oaks 




FULL REWARD (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $3.50 
Another seedling of Solid Gold and one of the larg- 
est and most deeply toned yellows we have ever seen. 
The falls are exceptionally wide right up to the 
point where they meet the fully domed standards. 
Extra good branching and an abundance of blos- 
soms. 3 feet or over. HM AIS, 1956. Color picture on 
page 54. 

FUSILIER (Tompkins, '58) Each $10.00 

A brand new orange-yellow self, including the beard, 
near to chome-orange by the color chart. This was 
outstanding in the Fleur-de-Lis gardens last season 
and we are glad to offer it as one of the best and 
newest of all yellows. Large, heavily ruffled, velvety 
textured. 38 inches. 

GALA FINALE (Deforest, '50) 

Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Strong, deep yellow, heavily overlaid Indian red and 
appears from a distance to be red. A fancy and very 
colorful plicata with great garden value. 36 inches 

GALILEE (Fay, '56) Each $15.00 

Giant medium blue self with a white beard. The 
color holds in sun or rain and is decidedly blue for 
an Iris. Mr. Fay has produced some excellent things 
in blue— such as Bluebird Blue and Butterfly Blue- 
but this tops them all! HM AIS, 1956; AM, 1958. 

GARDEN GLORY (Whiting, '43) 

Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A pure self of rich Bordeaux-red; a seedling from 
Red Douglas crossed with Garden Magic. This is 
one of the nearest to true red of any Iris ever flow- 
ered in our gardens; pure, deep and rich, with no 
haft venation whatsoever. Smoothly finished with 
deep bronze-gold beard. Height 33 inches. HM AIS, 
1945; AM, 1947. 

GARDEN GOLD (Hall, '56) Each $3.50 

Solid, deep chrome-yellow throughout, except for the 
fiery orange-red beard. While the beard is not actual- 
ly red it is so deep an orange tone as to appear al- 
most red and certainly sets this Iris apart from all 
other yellows. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1957. 

GAY BORDER (DeForest, '49) 

Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

If you like plicatas and are looking for a new 
and distinct effect in this line we think you 
will be pleasantly surprised by this one. The 
impression is that of a clean white flower 
bordered and stitched with red. The wide 
falls have a touch of gold at the haft. Large, 
tall and well branched. HM AIS, 1949. See 
page 28. 

GAY HEAD (Knowlton, '54) Each $3.50 

A true variegata with genuine personality. The 
standards are clear bright yellow and nicely ruffled; 
the falls deep maroon with a solid border of clean 
yellow extending right up to the center of the flow- 
er. There are no haft marks. HM AIS, 1954. Bred 
by Harold Knowlton, recent President of the Amer- 
can Iris Society. 

FRONT PAGE (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $3.50 

One of the superb seedlings of Solid Gold, seen and exclaimed over in the Kleinsorge 
garden since they flowered for the first time. The ground color is deep red-gold, 
lightening to almost white on the central area of the falls. This is close to the color 
pattern of Prospector but the flower is almost twice that size and over three feet 
tall. Picture on page 12 is close to the real thing. HM .AIS. 1956. 

FROST and FLAME (Hall, '57) Each $10.00 

Mr. Hall has worked for several years in an effort to bring out a faultless white with 
the tangerine beard so closely associated with the flamingo-pinks. And here we have 
it! The flowers are large, the stiff stems reach four feet, and the thick petals are as 
clean and white as a sheet. Every judge who has seen this has been enthusiastic 
about it. HM AIS, 1957: AM, 1959. Illustrated on page 52. 

GAYLORD (Douglas, '50) Each $2.00 

With pure white standards and velvety red-purple 
falls bordered white, we have here a vast improve- 
ment on the famous and long popular Wabash. Gay- 
lord is more than twice as large as its predecessor 
and will soon displace it. 38 inches; late. HM AIS, 

GLITTERING GOLD (Murray, '55) 

Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Huge golden orange self, one of the very largest and 
most imposing Iris we have ever seen, anywhere! We 
purchased the stock in 1952 and intended to intro- 
duce it the following year, but, while a grand grow- 
er in the South, it is slightly tender in cold or wet 
sections. If you live in the South or an arid section, 
where it will succeed, you will swear that it should 
rate a Dvkes Medal! HC AIS, 1954. 


GOLDBEATER (Kleinsorge, '44) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

A solidly colored chrome-yellow self that has invariably drawn praise 
from judges. It is all yellow, deep and bright, without markings or 
blendings of any kind and the buds themselves are like gobs of deep 
yellow paint. A good grower, fast increaser, and will make a glorious 
garden display. Large flowers, excellent branching. HM AIS, 1945; 
AM, 1951. 

GOLDEN BLAZE (Mitsch, '56) Each $5.00 

Derived from Inca Chief, a more golden and less brown affair, and 
with much more life. Very large in size, with heavy texture, produc- 
ing a mass of bloom. A clump in bloom is a real eye catcher! 34 inches. 

GOLDEN CROWN (Kleinsorge, '54) Each $2.50 

An absoluteh stunning combination of old gold and richest plush- 
like brownish maroon velvet. Twice as large as Gypsy, more richly 
colored, and with flaring falls, it bears no resemblance to such fine 
variegatas as Staten Island or Spanish Fandango. They are brilliant 
and lively— Golden Crown is a luxurious combination of elegance 
and quiet majesty. It is a seedling of Spanish Fandango. 36 inches 
tall. HM AIS, 1957. See page 27. 

GOLDEN GARLAND (Hall, '57) Each $7.50 

A veritable giant of a flower, on stalks fully four feet in height, bloom- 
ing very late in the season. In some ways it resembles Truly Yours, 
but it is more of a bi-color and a different shade of yellow. Our picture 
is too light in tone and the actual flower has definite golden yellow 
standards and almost white falls bordered yellow. The lacework and 
crimped petals on both standards and falls are exceptional. Here is 
a real traffic stopper! HM AIS, 1957; .AM, 1959. Illustrated on page 46. 

GOLDEN HAWK (K. Smith, '51) Each $5.00 

A new giant yellow self with an almost velvety texture to the petals. 
The form and carriage are about as near perfect as one could ask for 
in any Iris and the 38-inch stems are very well branched. HM AIS, 



GOLDEN LANCER (Pattison, '57) Each $4.00 

Broad perfectly domed flowers of white and golden yel- 
low. Wax-like deep yellow standards, the white falls slight- 
ly ruffled with a rich golden border. The hafts carry an 
overlay of this same velvety yellow. 

GOLDEN PLOVER (Deforesi, '50) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Very smooth large self, of excellent flaring form, the color 
bright tan, a little deeper than golden tan. Quite late, on 
38-inch stalks. HM AIS, 1951. 

GOLDEN RUSSET (Hall, '46) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

The unusual feature of this flower is its great size. In line with 
the name, it is golden russet in color— a self. The enormous 
flowers are 7 inches high and 9 inches wide, with broad hafts. 
Grows to 40 inches tall on very heavy stalks. Golden Russet will 
evoke many "ohs" and "ahs" from visitors. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 

GOLDEN SUNSHINE (Schreiner, '52) Each $1.50 

Not deep golden, not lemon, but a clean, clear bright yellow of 
an intermediate tone. This is a big flower with wide petals and 
lovely form— "soft as sunshine on a spring day!" 38 inches. HM 
AIS, 1954; AM, 1956. See page 18. 

GOLD SOVEREIGN (Whiting, '50) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Richest orange-yellow, deeper and more golden than Ola Kala. 
Flowers of medium size, stems about 34 inches tall, produced in 
profusion. Plant it near a Blue Spruce or any light blue flower 
for stunning effect! AM, 1953. 


GRAND CANYON (Kleinsorge, '41) 

Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

An odd blend of rather deep tones of 
plum and copper, and gold. Entirely dif- 
ferent from any Iris we have ever intro- 
duced, it is an Iris to be admired at close 
range and is especially suited to bringing 
indoors and associating with Oriental 
rugs. Attractively formed and delicately 
ruffled. About 40 inches tall, perfectly 
branched, and it flowers over a very long 
season. Very large, it is accurately shown 
in color on page 30. HM AIS. 1943; AM, 

GRAND TETON (Deforest, '56) 

Each $12.00 

One of the largest of all Iris, with 8-inch 
flowers on 40-inch stalks. Wax -yellow 
standards, the falls slightly deeper and 
heavily rufHed. Hafts are broad and the 
stvle arms are crinkled like an oncobred. 
HM AIS, 1957. 

GYPSY CLASSIC (DeForest, '50) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Wide, flaring, neat flowers of royal brown, 
having brilliant henna overlay. Deep gold 
styles and bright orange beard. HM .\IS, 



HALLMARK (Hall, '54) Each $2.50 

A golden apricot or caramel self in the color range of Hi-Time and 
Meiody Lane. This is a very large flower, smoothly finished and 
gracefully ruffled, the falls extra broad and surmounted by a rich 
tangerine beard. Height 3 feet, well branched. HM AIS, 1954. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (Hall, '52) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Peer of all the flamingo-pinks to date. It is twice as large as Heritage 
and much the same shade of pink; deeper in color than Ballerina, 
much larger and more colorful than Pink Sensation. It has bowled 
over all who have seen it. Happy Birthday is not just a sumptuous 
flower ... it has bold foliage, big, hea\'y stalks, large rhizomes and 
increases at a rapid rate. Height 3 feet. HM .AIS, 1952; AM, 1954. 
Shown in color on page 32. 

HAPPY WANDERER (Lapham, '57) Each $10.00 

A clear tapestry red self with clean, smooth hafts and a dark orange 
beard. This is the largest red Iris we have seen. Both standards and 
falls are full, well rounded and the shade of red is vibrant and glow- 
ing. Our illustration on page 47 is a factual likeness of this grand 
flower. Height 36 inches. 

HARBOR BLUE (Schreiner, '54) Each $2.50 

This new blue, of startling size, has been winning fame both in this 
country and abroad. The great flowers are borne on husky stalks 
reaching almost four feet and they hold up in all kinds of weather. 
HM AIS. 1955; AM, 1957. 

HARVEST SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, '56) Each $2.50 

A smooth blend of gold and apricot, the standards solid apricot 
faintly tinted rose, the falls bright old gold shading to apricot near 
the margins. Beard is orange-vellow. The flowers are well tailored, 
just slightly waved at the edges of the falls. Substance is thick and 
the petal surface glistens with myriad golden particles. A clump 
produces lots of bloom thus making it an ideal variety for mass effect 
in the garden. 3 feet; midseason. In color on page 22. 


HEATHER ROSE (Hall, '50) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

This is a large rosy orchid-pink, but of a different shade from any 
Iris we have seen. The color is new, pleasing and very close to that 
of Scotch Heather. Form, stem and branching are all good. It is a 
vigorous grower, hardy and blooms freely. A fine Iris in every way 
and brings a bit of new color to the garden. HM AIS. 1951. 

HELEN COLLINGWOOD (K. Smith, '49) Each $1.50 

A \'ery brilliant Iris in the neglecta class. Standards are light laven- 
der, the falls bright violet-purple ... a decided contrast. Stalks are 
40 inches tall, sturdy and vigorous. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1952. Shown 
on page 35. 

HELEN McGregor fCroves, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Clear pale blue, pure and uniform in color, the beard lemon-yellow. 
Of perfect form, flaring and daintily ruffled, very large, beautifully 
spaced on nice stems, it is not only supreme as a light blue but ranks 
as one of the best of modem Irises. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1948; Dykes 
Medal, 1949. See above. 



HELEN Mckenzie fCraves, '50) Each $1.50 

Pure wliite, including tlie bcaid. This is a "cool" white, without yellow or cream 
undertone and in some lights it almost exhibits a greenish glow. Perfect form, 
3-foot stems. HM AIS, 1950. 

HERITAGE (Ha//, '49) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A flamingo-pink of a deeper tone than Hit Parade or Cherie and an outstanding 
Iris of this color. A nice full petaled flower of heavy substance with slightly 
ruffled semi-flaring falls and nicely held standards. It's a smooth self with no 
haft markings ancl has a bright tangerine beard. A sister of Pink Sensation but 
is a different shade of pink. Height 34 inches. HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1951. 

HIGH BARBAREE (Tompfems, '58; Each $15.00 

For many years Chet Tompkins has worked with his own strain of reds, hoping 
to come up with something which would top anything ever produced in this 
color section. In the new High Barbaree he feels that he has attained that goal. 
Clean, glossy and rich, it is between currant-red and carmine, on 40-inch stalks. 
The heavy beard is lemon. HM AIS, 1958. 

HUNTSMAN (So%%, '55) Each $7.50 

This blackish red-brown is seldom seen and is but little known. The ruffled 
flowers are large and rounded in form, self colored, the beard deep bronze. 
There are no markings on the falls. Medium height, to 30 inches. HM AIS, 1955. 

ICE CARNIVAL fWof/c/ns, '5A) Each $5.00 

Standards are pale azure-blue, the falls white. A frilled and ruffled flower of 
great charm and unusual color combination, derived from the lovely blue Jane 
Phillips. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1954. 


Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Our latest blue Iris, coming into flower with such late varieties as Extravaganza 
and Garden Glory. Blossoms are of very large size, uniform rich deep blue— al- 
most indigo— and a clump is a wonderitul sight. The smooth haft is brownish 
and the beard is inconspicuous. Widely branched, three feet tall. 


INCA CHIEF (Mifsch, '52) Each $2.00 

Burnished golden bronze, evenly colored throughout. The ruffled flowers, with 
very broad hafts, are of immense size and are produced on heavy stalks. This 
is one of the most talked-about of all recent novelties. Height about 3 feet. 
HM AIS. 1952; AM. 1954. See page 12. 

INDIANA NIGHT (Cook, '42) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Lustrous, deep, richest velvety purple, almost black. The finest and most 
satisfying dark Iris of a long series of seedlings from the famous Sable. 38-inch 
stems, well branched, with every good quality desired in an Iris. Midseason and 
long lasting. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944. 




IRMA MELROSE (DeForest, '56) Each $8.00 

Extra large lemon-yellow with faint plicata markings near the beard 
and throat. Although of unusual size the ruffled flowers are graceful 
and long lasting in rain or sun. Stems are very tall but strong and 
well branched. 38-40 inches. HM AIS, 1956. 

JANE PHILLIPS (Graves, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A new light blue that is deeper in color than Helen McGregor, of 
which it is a seedling. It resembles its famous parent in foiin and 
size but because it carries more color it is distinct and worthy in its 
own right. "We have seen no Iris which appears nearer true blue. 
HM AIS, 1950; AM. 1952. See page 33. 

JUNE BRIDE (Hall, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

The picture on page 31 is not quite right for this luscious, mouth- 
watering, deep apricot-pink with the heavy geranium-red beard. It is 
much more pink and less buff than the color plate indicates. Such 
delectable shades are associated with Tuberous Begonias and Gladioli 
but we have never seen them in any Iris. Large flower, horizontal 
falls, 30 inches in height. HM AIS. 1952. 

JUNE MEREDITH (Muhlestein, '54) Each $6.00 

A complete self of rich, deep pink. In our opinion it is the best pink 
which this well known hybridizer has produced. Color is uniform in 
both standards and falls; vivid and alive. Large flowers on 36-inch 
stems. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956. Runner-up for the Dykes Medal 
in 1958. 

JUNE SUNLIGHT (McCormick, '53) Each $2.50 

Another brand new solid golden yellow, quite late, which will crowd 
any of the very best for first place. The large, smooth flowers have 
no haft markings. HM AIS. 1953. 

KARACHI (Schreiner, '58) Each $12.00 

Newest of the deep burgundy wine-on-white plicatas, darker, richer 
and redder than Port ^Vine or Bazaar. In fact, this one is far more 
red than anything else and the only white in it appears as a patch 
in the center area of the broad falls. Large, perfectly formed, on 
3-foot stems. HM AIS. 1958. 


KAZAK (Craig, '57) Each $7.50 

A huge full yellow plicata with border of Kazak or near maroon. It's 
the largest, fullest, finest and brightest flower of this color pattern. The 
wide branched stem is perfect, the flowering period exceptionally long 
and heavy: plant vigor is ideal. Height 36 inches. 

KIKI (Graves, '51) Each $5.00 

From a cross of Helen McGregor and Great Lakes came this marvelous 
clear blue of spreading fomi. Rarely seen but sure to please those look- 
ing for clean sparkling color. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1953. 

LADY ALBRIGHT (Muhlestein, '50) Each $1 .50 

A beautiful and brilliant blend, the standards golden copper and the 
falls deep lavender-rose with an edge to match the standards. Nothing 
else like it. 36-inch, well branched stems. HM AIS. 1950. 

LADY MOHR (Salbach, '44) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A new and altogether different addition to the interesting 
Wm. Mohr family of Iris, this one brings a color combination 
previously unknown in the tall bearded group. Standards are 
oyster-white, huge and slightly fluted, with strong midribs. 
Falls are pale chartreuse or greenish yellow, with prominent 
\eining. There is a very prominent clark patch surrounding 
the beard. HM AIS, 1944: AM, 1946. Illustrated on page 26. 



LADY ROGERS (Rogers, '54) Each $5.00 

Delicate lighi blue, or palest sky-blue, vigorous in growth and production 
of its ethereal azure blossoms. Winner of the President's Cup of the AIS 
in 1959. Not recommended for real cold climates. AM, AIS, 1958. 

LANTANA (Deforest, '54) 

Very brilliant golden tan, flushed with 
colorful as a Golden Pheasant and, in 
appropriate name! A large flower with 
beard. 42 inches tall. HM AIS, 1956. 

Each $3.50 

hues of bright violet and blue. As 
fact, this would have been a very 
broad oval falls and heavy yellow 

LAVANESQUE (Schreiner, '53) Each $2.00 

A u'insomely ruHletl improvement on Pink Plume. Color is an even shade 
of delicate orchid-pink, the very broad petals nicely ruffled, the beard and 
hafts rich gold. This is a very full-bodied flower in all its parts . . . pos- 
sibly the very finest of all the orchid or lilac-purple. 40 inches tall. HM 
AIS, 1955; AM, 1959. 

LEADING LADY (Lyell, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A perky and lightly ruffled flower with bright pale yellow standards and 
creamy white falls edged yellow. A great favorite with all visitors as it 
makes a stunning clump. HM .\IS, 1950; AM, 1954. Pictured on page 33. 

LILAC LANE (Whiting, '47) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Pink-toned lilac self, not a pink but a very delicate mauve color of heavy 
substance. Beard is very pale yellow. There are few, if any. modern Iris 
which resemble this one in color tone. We regard it as one of the loveliest 
new things and among Mrs. Whiting's best. Slightly ruffled, very relined 
in effect. 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1951. Shown on page 22. 

LIMELIGHT (Hall, '52) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

A canary-yellow to greenish yellow Chantilly, very much larger than that 
famous ruffled and frilled member of the pink strain. It is a Sunray seed- 
ling, all yellow with a lighter area on the falls. One of the most novel Iris 
we have ever grown and one of the most beautiful as well. The lace-like 
blossoms are produced on 35-inch stems. HM .MS, 1952: .\M, 1954. See page 

LOIS CRAIG (Craig, '56) Each $1 5.00 

A vibrant red blend of reds, purples and brown, remindful of light plaving 
through the staineil glass of an old world cathedral. Of elegant siruciurc 
and great vigor, the large flowers broad and flaring. 40 inches. HM AIS. 

LOTTE LEMBRICH (Lapham, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Two shades of lilac . . . the slantlards like some of the "pink" lilacs, the 
falls a deeper, or old-fashioned lilac hue. The beard is bright tangerine. 
Very large, rounded blossoms; truly different. 37 inches. 

LOVE STORY (Sapp, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Flaring flamingo-pink, from Dave Hall's line of pink breeding. A perky, 
well formed flower of good size and a rich shade of pink with tangerine 
beard. Good grower, producing lots of blooms on tall and well branched 
stems. HM AIS, 1950 

LYNN HALL (Hall, '57) Each $10.00 

Since 1953, wlien this deep pink first bloomed in the Hall garden in Illinois, 
we have been asked when it woidd be available. It invariably draws a crowd 
of admirers. The picture on page 45 is very close to the actual bloom . . . 
a very deep and unifomi shacle of luscious pink. It flowers freely, is beauti- 
fully branched and grows and increases vigorously. 3 feet in height. HM 
Als! 1957; AM, 1959. 

MALAY (Kleinsorge, '52) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Rich and brilliant ginger-brown self, the flat spreading falls harking back 
to Tobacco Road. The Iris has lots of fire and a clump gives a vivid brown 
garden effect whereas most browns have little landscape value. 30 inches 
tall, good size and free blooming. 

MARY RANDALL (Fay, '51 ) Each $3.50 

This deep rose-pink self, with bright tangerine-red beard is a new color 
in Iris. The flowers are large and have a thickness of petal seen in few 
other varieties. Haft is very wide, free from markings. The form of this 
Iris is near perfection and the flowers are well spaced along a nicely 
branched, 36-inch stem. Produces wonderful seedlings. Dykes Medal. 1954. 
Illustrated on page 16. 

MATTIE GATES (Sass, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Exquisite wax-like blossoms with a pronoimced sheen. .-\ cool, soft vellow 
with bright gold on a crisp white heart. A cleaner flower than Golden 
Fleece, taller and larger than Misty Gold. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1950. 

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MAY HALL (Hall, '54) Each $3.50 

In the opinion of Mr. Hall this is the best flamingo-pink he has thus 
far turned out. The color is clear, clean, and bright, a shade of pink 
which everyone expects in a flower of this hue. Many spreading blos- 
soms to the stem, good branching, and a vivid beard to set it off. 36 
inches tall. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956. Shown on page 14. 

MAY MAGIC (Schreiner, '56) Each $5.00 

A fresh, light hearted, radiant orchid-pink. Not related to nor re- 
sembling the flamingo-pinks, it is a frilly edition of the Pink Plume 
and Lavanesque series. Luscious and delicate, with opalescent hues. 
HM .A.IS, 1956. Shown on page 11. 

MAZATLAN (Hall, '59) Each $15.00 

Amongst the myriad of flamingo-pinks, whites with tangerine beards, 
fringed bicolors such as Golden Garland, blues and apricots in the 
Hall seedling crop there appeared this unique color break. Our pic- 
ture on page 56 is an excellent likeness of the flower itself. Standards 
are practically snow-white, flushed amber at the base. Falls have a 
white ground but blend into blue beyond the center. Beard is red- 
orange on an amber ground. The entire flower is fringed and shirred 
at the margins. It is from pink breeding but the number is not avail- 
able. 30-33 inches, well branched. We named it for the exciting fish- 
ing resort on the West Coast of Mexico, with its white fleecy clouds, 
blue skies and waters and brilliant sunsets. 

MAYTIME (Whifing, '50) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Two tones of bright orchid-pink. This is one of Mrs. Whiting's best 
—a handsomely formed full flower with lots of color. There is a 
definite contrast in the color of standards and falls, making it a 
near amoena. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1953. Pictured on page 

MELODRAMA (Cook, '56) Each $20.00 

This new break in Iris breeding has attracted wide attention and 
stock has been almost unattainable. The standards are pale violet, 
deepening in tone to the deep lilac of the flaring falls. With its very 
broad petals and huge size it will be immediately spotted in anv 
planting. 40 inches. HM AIS. 1956; AM, 1958. 


MELODY LANE (Hall, '49) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Bright glistening golden apricot, altliough it came from two llamingo- 
pink seedlings. The color is most attractive and new, with great 
carrying power in the garden. Many of these new shades crop out in 
the offspring from pink parents. The flowers are \ery large with 
some ruffling, good form and a heavy brilliant tangerine beard. Early, 
with: 36-inch stems. HM MS. 1950: AM, 1952. See page 33. 

MEXICO (Kleinsorge, '43) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Gay and brilliant, a blended bicolor of buff golden standards and 
broad, plush-like falls of glowing red-brown, bordered and blended 
golden buflf. A perfectly gigantic flower, with the falls slightly crin- 
kled and waved at the edges. A blend rather than a variegata. Very 
late. HM AIS, 1944. 

MINNIE COLQUITT (H. Sass, '42) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Massive white plicata, entirely different from all others. It has a 
broad band of wine-purple stitching at the edges of the enormous 
flaring falls, and this same color is repeated in the standards. The 
whole flower is slightly ruffled. A thoroughly fine Iris in every way, 
and a husky grower. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945. See page 39. 

MOONLIGHT SONATA (Sfevens, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A remarkable yellow first because it is a soft luminous yellow to 
sulphur tone. Petals are finely notched at the edges and the beard 
is the same color as the rest of the flower. Very distinct and good. 
Height just under 3 feet. See page 31. 

MORNING BRIGHT (Cook, '51) Each $1.50 

Bright cream and rose bicolor or in some lights, cream and salmon. 
Standards cream tinted pink, falls creamy old rose; deeper rose in the 
central portions. It is most vigorous as a plant, with robust stems 
and flowers of extra large size. Height 40 in. HM AIS, 1952. Pictured 
on page 13. 

MOULIN ROUGE (Tompkins, '54) Each $3.50 

Very deep red with a purjjle overlay, hard to describe. This new Iris 
appealed to us as something really different among the dark reds. 
34 inches. HM AIS. 1954. 

MULBERRY ROSE (Schreiner, '41) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Aptly described by tiie name, this Iris is actually something new 
and different in coloring. Very tall stems hold the self-colored blooms 
well aloft, and the branching is good. Most unusual in color, it 
might be termed a deep pinkish mulberry, strongly shaded brown. 
The heavy bronze beard is an added asset. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1944. 

MY HONEYCOMB (Gibson, '59) Each $17.50 

A molasses and honey blended plicata of great size and excellent 
branching, embracing the cjuality of Taholah, one of its parents, in 
a taller and flashing combination of colors. The illustration on page 
53 shows what to expect ... a giant Firecracker, deeper, richer 
and with twice the stem of this fine old favorite. Height 36-38 inches. 

NATIVE DANCER (Fay, '54) Each $3.50 

Peach-pink, the beard bright tangerine. Notable for the great quan- 
tity of flowers borne on each stem, often up to twelve blooms on the 
main stem. Wide hafts and semi-flaring falls, the standards closed. 
38 inches in height. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1957. 

NEW SNOW (Fay, '46) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A white Iris which is neither a warm nor a cold white but is as white 
as new snow. The beard is full and light yellow, adding a great dea 
of life. This is the only color in the flower, as there are no 
haft veinings or markings. Stalk is sturdy and well branch- 
ed, 40 inches tall, the big flowers very much ruffled and 
flaring. One of the world's best white Iris. HM AIS, 1946; 
AM, 1948. See page 42. 

NIGHT 'N DAY (DeForesf, '55) Each $9.00 

Standards are pale Hortense violet, almost white, the falls 
broad and flaring; a smooth deep violet overlaid velvety 
black. Beard is rich yellow. One of the very finest in this 
now popular and striking color combination. 36 inches in 
height; large flowers. 

NOMOHR (Gibson, '55) Each $4.00 

An odd shade of wax-yellow, described as "bamboo-cream." This is 
from a cross of Snow Flurry and Elmohr and the very large flowers 
show their onco parentage. The substance is very thick and heavy, 
the large blooms beautifully formed. HM AIS, 1956. 40 inches in 
height. See page 15. 


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Big Game 

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NORTHWESTERN (Cook, '51) Each $1 .50 

Pure royal purple self, including the haft and beard. Flowers are large, domed, and 
the wide falls flare gracefully. Many judges regard this as the best genuine purple 
Iris in commerce today. It is a husky grower and a rapid increaser. Many blooms 
and wide branching. HM .'MS, 1951; .•\M, 1953. 

NUEVO LAREDO (Kleinsorge, '56) Each $5.00 

This distinct Iris is an odd shade of coppery tan with suffusions of violet and brown. 
It is very large in size, the petals waved and curled in the manner of Cascade Splendor, 
to which it is related. The growth is vigorous, with tall stems and ideal branching. 
The picture on page 20 is a very good likeness. Named for the colorful Mexican 
town on the Rio Grande. Height 31/2 to 4 feet. 


OH BOY! (Grinter, '59) Eoch $5.00 

Waxy chrome-yellow, a complete self, very large in 
size and of extra heavy petal texture. This was sent 
to us for trial along with Blue Grotto and they make 
a pair of excellent companions. Heavy stems and 
foliage. 3 feet tall. 

OLA KALA (J. Sass, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Just now we have an abundance of fine deep yellow 
Irises, but here is one that perhaps outdoes all the 
others for depth of color and in addition it is heavily 
ruffled. Medium large flowers on nicely branched, 
36-inch stalks. So yellow it is almost on the orange 
side. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945; Dykes Medal, 1948. 
See page 40. 

OLYMPIC TORCH (Schreiner, '58) Each $15.00 
This grand coppery yellow-bronze is our choice of 
all the Schreiner introductions. It has great size, 
moderate ruffling, lovely even coloring, and perfect 
height and branching. 40 inches; late. HM AIS, 1958. 

ORANGE BANNER (Waters, '55) Each $7.50 

Handsome and brilliant orange-yellow of very large 
size; it is, in fact, one of the largest of all. The heavy 
beard is slightly deeper in shade than the rest of the 
flower. Petals are broad and well formed. 34 inches. 
HM AIS, 1955. 

ORELIO (DeForest, '47) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Deep crimson-brown, more red than brown. Obtain- 
ed from Casa Morena crossed with Garden Flame, 
which will convey some idea as to the color of this 
rich Iris. It is large, tall and well branched. HM 
AIS, 1948. Shown on page 31. 

ORIENTAL GLORY (Salbach, '50) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Stunning rich red blend, with mahogany standards 
and falls mahogany-brown shading to gold at the 
haft. The entire center of each fall carries a very 
brilliant blue blaze. Different and well named. HM 
AIS, 1952. Shown on page 40. 

PACEMAKER (Lapham, '50) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

One of the best red Iris of all. The color is uniform 
in standards and falls without veins on the haft; 
a wann red tone, on the orange rather than the pur- 
ple or wine side. The rich beard is bronzy gold. 36 
inches in height. HM AIS, 1950. 

PAGAN PRINCESS (Douglas, '48) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Deep pink to rose to velvety fuchsia-red, with tan- 
gerine-red beard. The rounded falls are bordered 
pink, like the standards. Tall, slender stems but the 
flowers are of great size. A good contrast with the 

^ PALE PRIMROSE (Whifing, '46) 

Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A late, cool primrose-yellow with a touch of 
wax-yellow at the haft. Of an attractive and 
useful color, the foiTn of this Iris is its great 
distinctive feature. It is oval with standards 
closed and swirled at the top; the falls are long 
but so wide they nearly touch each other, the 
effect is of a huge yellow rosebud. Very late, 
high branched and tall— most effective in back 
of a planting. HM AIS, 1950. See page 29. 

PALOMINO (Hall, '52) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Related to the pinks— it is a seedling of Hi-Time— 
the only suggusion of pink is in the standards. The 
falls are pale ivory with an amber-copper shoulder 
and thin band all the way around. Beard is like a 
bonfire, rich, redder and more dominant than the 
illustration on the back cover, although this is really 
a very excellent portrayal of this variety. For size, 
form, substance, branching and truly marvelous color 
this is indeed supreme. Height 3 ft. HM AIS, 1952; 
AM, 1954. 

PARADISE ISLE (Kleinsorge, '59) 

Each $15.00 

Blended rose ami bright gold combine to create a lively harmony of vivid 
color. The standards are old rose, the falls are the same but the entire 
haft, style arms and beard are brilliant gold. Form is flat, like Ballet 
Dancer, with wide segments. This is a seedling of Surprise Party. Height 
36 inches. 

PARADISE PINK (Lapham, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

.\ deep pink Iris of great popidarity! Rather late, it is deeper in tone than 
most of the Hall "flamingo-pinks" and differs from them somewhat in 
form. It increases exceptionally fast and makes a clump with remarkable 
color value in the garden. The thick beard is deep red-orange. 32 inches. 
HM MS. 1950; AM, 1952. 

PARTY DRESS (Muhlestein, '51) Each $1.50 

Charm, personality antl quality all wrapped up in one ruffled pink. Ii 
is well named— a frilly and most lovely affair in true pink with contrast 
ing tangerine-red beard. Height 34 inches. HM AIS, 1951; .AM, 1954. 

PASTELLA (Hall, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Extra large lavender-rose self, from flamingo-pink parentage. Pastella is 
not a pink. howc\er. It is a lu.scious shade of lavender with an all over 
rosy cast, standards and falls the same color. The beard is tangerine- 
orange. Of medium height and with limited branching, but so outstanding 
otherwise as to attract attention from all visitors. HM AIS, 1956. 


PATHFINDER (Whiting, '48) Each $1.00 

A big, broad petaled, pearly rose-pink with very heavy substance. 
Actually a blend, rather than a pink, with some coppery suffusion 
about the haft and style arms. The beard is yellow. Height 36 
inches. HM AIS, 1948. See page 35. 

PATIENCE (Schortman, '55) Each $6.00 

A rare shade of rich magenta or light red-violet, standards 
and falls uniform in color, the beard cream tipped yellow. 
Wide petaled and very large in size, the branching ideal and 
the heavy stems reaching 40 inches. HM AIS, 1956; AM, 1958. 



PATRICE (Deforest, '45) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

A white plicata which we like very much and which we regard as dif- 
ferent from the many others listed. Standards light cream flushed pale 
rosy lavender; falls sparkling white brushed bright gold across the haft 
which is speckled rose-brown. Refined, clean and very brilliant. Tall and 
large, with all good points. HM AIS, 1946. See page 29. 

PATRICIAN (H. Hall, '53) Each $4.00 

Here is an Iris which has forged into the forefront of recent novelties, 
and with good reason. Standards are pure white, lightly flushed yellow 
at the base. The falls are wide and flaring, also white, but with a heavy 
overlay of gold entirely covering the hafts. Exceptionally large, evenly 
balanced. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1958. 36 inches in height. See page 57. 

PHOEBUS APOLLO (White, '54) Each $5.00 

One of the deepest, brightest and richest of the yellows. Said to contain 
some onco blood but neither blossom nor plant growth indicates this. 
The coloring is intense and clear, the flowers ruffled and semi-flaring. 
A real beauty! 38-inch stems. HM AIS, 1955. 


PIERRE MENARD (Faught, '48) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Finest of the new medium toned blues. The introducer calls it 
a hyacinth-blue, with some of the fine netting in slightly deeper 
shade that distinguishes Great Lakes. Beard is canary-yellow. 
Very flaring in form, large, with broad segments, 36 to 40 inches 
tall. A very, vei7 late Iris. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950. See page 37. 

PINK BOUNTIFUL (Cook, '49) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Selected as the largest and best of all the orchid-pinks raised by 
Paul Cook. Large, perfectly formed flowers with broad petals, 
smooth satiny texture and very heavy substance. Husky in 
growh and extremely floriferous, 38 to 40 inches tall. A very 
beautiful Iris! HM AIS, 1951. 

PINK CAMEO (Fay, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

One of the new series of "flamingo-pinks"— a true pink devoid of violet 
influence— the kind of pink Iris we have all been wishing to see. Color 
is described as pale cameo-pink, a self, with a startling beard, like a 
tongue of flame on the hafts. An Iris of good size, 3 feet in height. HM 
AIS, 1946; AM, 1948. See page 38. 


PINK CHIMES (Hall, '57) Each $5.00 

This might be termed a "refined" Pink Sensation. It is about the 
same size and has the same characteristics as that popidar variety 
but is deeper in color, much smoother in finish and has been noted 
bv some as the "pinkest" Hall Iris we have grown thus far. The rich 
pink falls carry a smooth overlay of old gold near the base of the 
standards. There is no veining and the beard is fiery tangerine. 
Prolific in growth and very free blooming witfi large flowers. 34 
inches. HM AIS, 1957. 

PINK ENCHANTMENT (Muhlestein, '54) Each $20.00 

Deepest color of all the new pinks, with a bright cerise beard. It is 
not as large a flower as June Meredith, nor is it quite as tall, but 
the color is more intense. Has increased slowly with us but it is well 
worth waiting for. Early, 32 inches. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1957. 

PINK FORMAL (Muhlesfein, '49) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Very large, wide petaled deep pink on the salmon side with a deep 
red-tangerine beard. The flowers have a thickness of petal rarely 
found in pinks and it produces excellent seedlings. HM AIS, 1949; 
AM, 1951. 

PLAINSMAN (Kleinsorge, '58) Each $12.50 

This is a further link in the chain of tans, browns and apricot blends 
for which Doctor Kleinsorge has become favorably known the world 
over. The great, flat flowers, with the delightful form of Cascade 
Splendor, usually open in groups of three on especially well branched 
heavy stems. Color is a soft shade of golden tan, tinged apricot. 
Height 3 feet. 

POLAR CAP (Stevens, '56) Each $7.50 

A new combination— snowy standards and pale blue falls. From the 
New Zealand originator of the popular Pinnacle and other unique 
breeding achievements. Polar Cap possesses ideal form and large size 
in addition to good branching. HM AIS, 1956. 

PORT WINE (Sass, '50) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Deep wine-red standards shot with white, the falls broad atid round- 
ed with an almost solid border of wine-purple. The color is sharp 
and vivid— a quality missing in many plicatas with less heavy pat- 
tern. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1953. See page 26. 




PINK PLUME (Schreiner, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A self colored orchid-pink, large, lighter and more pink than Dream- 
castle, which it somewhat resembles. Because of its clear color and 
extra "carrying power." we think it is one of the best introductions 
of the past few seasons. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1952; AM. 1954. 

PINK SENSATION (David Hall, '48) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

From the garden of the world's foremost breeder of pink Irises we 
selected this new creation when it first flowered in the spring of 
1946. True delicate light pink, without any influence of lilac or 
salmon tones, and sporting the famous tangerine or orange-red beard, 
it is just the kind of pink Iris you have been wanting. PINK SENSA- 
TION is a large flower, full and rounded in form, with laciniated 
petal edges. Extremely early— one of the very first of the tall bearded 
to come into flower. Height about 33 inches. HM AIS, 1950; .^M, 
1952. See page 28. 

PINNACLE (Stevens, '49) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

With standards of clear sparkling white and well formed broad falls 
of clean primrose-yellow this is really something new in Iris. Bred in 
New Zealand; it is a good grower with perfect branching on 3-foot 
stems. HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1951. Illustrated on page 32. 

PRETENDER (Cook, '51) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

The best of a series of "blue-failed variegatas" from the originator 
of Amigo, Indiana Night, Pink Bountiful, Dreamcastle, Tranquil 
Moon and a multitude of famed varieties. Standards are soft yellow, 
falls solid velvety blue-purple with narrow lighter margin. Genuine- 
ly different! 35 inches tall with large flowers. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 

PRETTY CAROL (Hamblen, '59) Each $20.00 

Lovely rich orchid self with a lighter area in the center of the falls, 
highlighted by a complementary tangerine beard. The large flowers 
are broad and fully formed, stalks heavy and well branched, reach- 
ing three feet or more. One of the very best from this new hybridizer 
of exceptional seedlings. HM AIS, 1959. 

PRETTY GAY (Plough, '57) Each $7.50 

Pure white with a startling fiery red beard. There are no haft mark- 
ings to mar its chaste beauty. Increases rapidly, blooms freely and 
branches well. HM AIS, 1957. 


PRETTY QUADROON (Kleinsorge, '48) Each $2.00 

Smooth, metallic, light coppei-biown or pale tan, with a hint of laven- 
der and gold as an undertone. The flowers are of faultless form— wide 
hafts, spreading falls and large, closed standards. The beard is brown. 
It is a color most difficult to describe but it has much more life and 
attraction than these coppery tans usually pro\ ide. Height 33 to 36 
inches. HM .4IS, 1948; AM, 1950. Pictured on page 22. 

PRINCE OF MONACO (Kleinsorge, '56) Each $6.00 

.\ regal flower in two shades of purple, hea\ily suffused brown 
on the haft and sporting a rich yellow bearcl. The standards 
are brilliant \'iolet-blue, with crinkled appearance of a Poppv 
petal. The broad falls flare out widely and are waved at the 
edges, a lustrous deep \ iolet-purple which has the appearance 
of heavy velvet. Stalks are strong and reach almost 4 feet in 

PROSPECTOR (Kleinsorge, '50) 

Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Deepest golden yellow— almost an orange— with the 
falls carrying a bold patch of clean ivory-white. For 
combined depth of color and brilliance at the same 
time PROSPECTOR has no equal amongst the yel- 
lows. The amply large flowers are produced abundant- 
ly; they are well formed with widely flaring falls and 
closed standards. Height about 34 to 36 inches. Of the 
many first rate yellow Iris available these days there 
are none quite like this one. HiM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. 



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Caribou Trail 




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Chinese Lantern 


Golden Blaze 


Lynn Hall 






Golden Garland 


Marion Marlowe 


Amethyst Flame 


Celestial Snow 


Golden Hawk 


May Magic 




Copper Halo 


Grand Teton 






Dark Boatman 


Happy Wanderer 


Night 'N Day 




Deep Block 


High Borbaree 


Nuevo Laredo 


Blush Pink 


Dotted Swiss 




Orange Banner 






Ice Carnival 


Phoebus Apollo 




Father Rigney 


Irma Melrose 


Pink Chimes 






Joan Crawford 


Pink Enchantment 


Broadway Star 


Fluted Copper 


June Meredith 




Bronze Bell 


Fortune's Gift 




Polar Cap 




Frost and Flame 




Pretty Gay 



QUECHEE (Knowlton, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A handsome garncl-rcd self. Slaiitlards aic cupped, the falls Haiing 
and rounded and the bronze beard is thick and heavy. It is one of 
the reddest and is an easy grower, producing its brilliant flowers on 
36-inch stalks. HM AIS, 1950. 

QUEEN'S TASTE (Douglas, '52) Each $2.50 

Lavender-pink standards with a strong mid-rib. The falls are a 
blended rose to \iolet-recl. the entire flower full and very large in 
size. Everyone is attracted to it and wants to know all about it. New 
and different. HM AIS. 1953; AM, 1955. Shown on page 18. 

RADIATION (Hall, '48) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

.\ pleasing tone of orchid-pink, the standards and falls the same 
color, with a remarkable deep tangerine beard and burnt orange 
glow at the heart. Standards of the large flowers are doined. the falls 
senii-flaring and very wide. Heaw substance and sturdy growth on 
32-inch, well branched stalks. HM MS. 1948; AM, 1950. 

RAINBOW ROOM (Sass, '46) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A imdti-colored blend with almost all of the tints of the rainbow. 
Standards yellow to light buff, falls yellowish at the edges, merging 
into \iolet and deepening to metallic blue at the end of the beard. 
Standards are frilled and the falls are nicely milled. 3 feet. HM .AIS, 
1947; AM, 1951. Shown on page 32. 

RAJAH BROOKE fNorfon, '45) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Rich topaz-yellow standards shot with bronze; the falls deep pigeon- 
blood-red. Haft solidly colored, clear into the throat, giving the flow- 
er an extra rich effect. Not brilliant and garish, Rajah Brooke is an 
Iris in luxurious subdued hues remindful of air Oriental rug. HM 
.\1S, 1946. Iir color on page 30. 

RANGER (Kleinsorge, '43) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Dark but very bright, almost true crimson-red. A decided self, with 
long, cone-shaped, closed standards and wide falls of glossy velvet. 
Bronze-orange beard on a brownish toned haft, with very little ven- 
ation. One of the last to blooin, a sure producer of flowers and lots of 
them, with straight stems and fine branching. Very large. 36 inches 
tall. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. 

RASPBERRY RIBBON (Schreiner, '51) Each $1.00 

If you like the plicata Minnie Colquitt you will exclaim over this red- 
der, more contrasty, more brilliant improvement. The standards are 
almost completely raspberry-red, the falls gleaming white in the cen-_ 
ter of a surrouncling band matching the standards. Beard is orange. 
HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1955. 

REDWYNE (McKee, '45) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Deep but bright mahogany-red self. The medium size flowers are 
.solidly colored, including a smooth haft and the finish is particularly 
\el\etv. Beard is bronze-gold. One of the "reddest" Irises, especially 
brilliant in the garden. HM AIS, 1945, 


Regina Maria 






Techny Chimes 


Rose Amethyst 


The Citadel 


Ruth CoufFer 




Sierra Skies 


Top Favorite 




Town Talk 


Step Forward 




Sky Crystal 




South Pacific 




Spring Charm 


Violet Hills 


Spring Festival 




Swan Ballet 


White Palomino 




Wide World 



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REGINA MARIA (Hinkle, '55) Each $10.00 

A huge flaring medium blue, a suggestion of powder-blue being present 
but it is not a dull shade. Elegantly smooth and well formed, it ranks 
with the best of those which might be termed the perfect Iris. 36 inches, 
well branched. HM AIS. 1955; AM, 1957. 

REHOBETH (Deforest, '53) Each $3.00 

Palest sky-blue— almost the lightest shade of blue imaginable! Of such 
perfect form and thick texture that it appears to be wrought from por- 
celain. The blooms measure seven inches and over. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 
1956. See page 35. 

RICH RAIMENT (Craig, '49) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

One of the newest "fancy" plicatas, with such an all-over pattern as to ap- 
pear as a solid rich red-brown. The under color is creamy yellow-buff, com- 
pletely threaded and dotted with heavy pattern of deep burgundy-red- 
brown. A big flower on 34-inch stems. HM AIS, 1950. 

RIVIERA (Plough, '57) Each $10.00 

Soft Dresden yellow, almost a self except for a white flush below 
the beard. There is a hint of delicate blue on this white area. 
Flowers are massive in size, ruffled and laced at the margins. 
This is one of our favorites among the newer things. Medium 
late; 3 feet. HM AIS, 1958. 

RODEO (DeForesf, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Brighter color in the same pattern as Tiffanja and much larger 
than that distinct and popular Iris. Standards clear gold, falls 
white, edged with gold. Style arms are gold and the beard brown 
tipped with gold. The light marking, or stitching, is brown. As 
big and conspicuous as a "ten-gallon" hat, hence the name. 
HM AIS, 1949. See page 28. 

ROSA BARONE (Lapham, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

.\n enticing new Iris! \ soft pink over cream self much on the 
order of the Dr. Van Fleet Rose, with a small short tangerine 
beard. The shade of pink has also been described as similar to 
the Peony Therese. Of good size and it does not fade in the sun. 
37 inches. 


ROSE AMETHYST (Kleinsorge, '57) Each $6.00 

A new plum-colored Iris with rosy glow and soft brown hafts. 
Unique in color, the flowers large and perfectly formed; we are 
quite sure that you will find it a lovely garden subject and one 
that will attract immediate attention in any collection of the 
very finest. Not a gay color but rather one of subtle richness. 
Height 3 feet or over. See page 21. 

ROSEDALE (Hall, '52) Each $2.00 

Much rulfled salmon-pink blend, the falls held squarely hori- 
zontal. A two-year clump is a mass of bloom. It is very late, 
about 30 inches in height, ideal for the front of the border. 
HM AIS, 1954. See page 15. 

ROYAL SOVEREIGN (Sf evens, '51) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Brilliant golden orange with a burnished overlay of 
metallic bronze. A smoother and cleaner Iris than Rock- 
et, with much the same color effect and it does not burn 
in the sun. ^'ery large, on 38-inch stems. HM AIS, 1953. 

ROYAL VIOLET (Riddle, '59) Each $20.00 

Dr. M. C. Riddle has been raising seedlings for about twenty 
years but because of meticulous choice in the matter of usher- 
ing in his first Iris creation he insisted that it be first class as 
well. The great size and all-around majesty of this fine Iris can- 
not be adequately brought oiu in our picture on page 8. It is 
more blue than Violet Hills, velvety rather than silky and the 
beard is light blue to almost white. The petals are extremely 
broad and flaring. In the originator's garden the heavy, well 
branched stalks reached a height 40 inches. Here is fit com- 
panionship for Iris royalty! HM AIS, 1959. 

RUBIENT (Whifing, '42) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A taller, much redder .4migo. Standards are rich pansy-purple, 
very brilliant; the falls blackish red-purple with a neat edge the 
same tone as the standards. Stems reach a height of over 40 
inches in our garden. 

RUSSET WINGS (Wills, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Smoothlv blended big flowers of gold, copper and apricot— a 
russet colored self. Form is faultless, with standards perfectly 
held and flaring falls ruffled at the edges. Height 38 inches. 
HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1952. See page 29. 

RUTH COUFFER (Craig, '56) Each $15.00 

.A deep, bright red derived from Savage crossed with Bang. 
It carries some of the fuchsia tints that set Savage apart from 
all other Iris. This is magnificent in the South but may lack 
hardiness in more severe climates. 36 inches. 

SABLE (Cook, '38) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

.Almost black: a unifomi shade of deepest blue-black-violet, with 
blue beard. Sable has every attribute that a fine Iris should 
possess: large size, reasonably tall stalks, thick subsance and a 
wonderfully lustrous sheen. E\'erybodv wants Sable. HM AIS. 
1937; AM, 1940. 

SABLE NIGHT (P. Cook, '52) Each $3.50 

Richest black \el\et. with a very deep glow of underlying red. 
Heavy bronze beard. Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1955. Will 
sell out early. Shown on page 34. 


SAN ANTONE (Kleinsorge, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A deep tan or sand-brown self, imposing in size and manner ot 
giowtli, with extra broad falls and beautiful form. The immense buds 
unfold into huge flowers perfectly spaced, many to the stem. Just 
enough ruffling to lend grace. HM AIS, 1948. 

SARAH LEE SHIELDS (Graves, '51) Each 75c 

An alabaster-white with very broad petals, growing to 40 inches tall 
on ideally branched stems. The blooms are gracefully ruffled and 
carry a heavy gold beard. HM AIS, 1951. 

SAVAGE (Craig, '49) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Broadly flaring flower in a new and different shade of red— a subtle 
blending of bronze and magenta. A real eye-catcher with brilliant 
color hard to describe. 34 inches tall. HM AIS, 1951. 

SOLID MAHOGANY (J. Sass, '44) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This grand new red is one of the finest dark Irises of recent years. 
Beautifully formed, the color is aptly described by the name. No 
haft venation and a deep bronze-gold beard accents the richness of 
the plush-like falls. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1947. 

SOUTH PACIFIC (Smith, '54) Each $5.00 

Famous light blue, introduced at one hundred dollars per rhizome. 
Regarded by many judges as the best of its color, it is perfectly form- 
ed, bright and silky, 40 inches tall. The beard is almost white. HM 
AIS, 1954; AM, 1958. 

SEAFARER (Buffrick, '49) Each $1.50 

The name suggests the clear blue waters of 
the sea and it is most appropriate. A true deep 
blue self, free from the veining so prevalent 
in many blue Iris. Standards are domed and 
the falls flare out handsomely. 36 inches tall. 
HM AIS, 1949. 

SENORITA ILSA (Rogers, '53) Each $2.50 

Heavily substanced, giant white from Helen 
McGregor x Sylvia Murray. The petals are 
broad and substance is thick and heavy. Place- 
ment of the great flowers is perfect on 38-inch 
stalks. HM AIS, 1953. 

SHY MERMAID fK/e/nsorge, '58) 

Each $10.00 

A tall, stately rose colored flower with tawny 
russet hafts and style arms. The beard is 
bronze-orange. The falls flare widely and are 
gracefully ruffled and curled at the margins. 
Flowers are large and placement along the 
sturdy, well branched stems is ideal. Height 
36-40 inches. 

SIERRA SKIES (Schortman, '54) 

Each $5.00 

Here we have the blue of a bright blue sky, 
the large blossoms superbly held on tall stems 
and wide falls, flaring gracefully. This lovely 
Iris is in great demand as one which comes 
nearest to spectrum-blue. 38 inches. HM AIS, 
1954; AM, 1956. 

SILVERTONE (Hall, '59) Each $15.00'; 

A beautifully proportioned silvei^ pale blue- 
almost white— with tangerine beard. There is 
a slight hint of orchid in the color of this very 
large Iris. It has been used by Mr. Hall to 
obtain a wide range of seedlings in pale or- 
chid and blue-white tints with tangerine 
beards. This is a parent of "Step Forward." 
Heavy stems, 36 inches. See page 11. 

SKY CRYSTAL (Sass, 55) 

Each $7.50 

Wide Gardenia-like white with a slight 
blue cast, lightly ruffled. A cool but 
quite spectacular new Iris. 38 inches. 
HM AIS, 1955. 

SKY RANGER (Hall, '48) 

Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Very tall— up to 54 inches— this stately and 
heavily ruffled medium blue dominates the 
Iris garden. The three-way branched stems 
open one flower each at a time, excellently 
spaced. The flowers are large, of very attrac- 
tive form and good substance. It is so strong 
and vigorous that it has held up in storms 
when shorter and smaller varieties have gone 
down. HM AIS, 1949; AM. 1952. 

SOLID GOLD (Kleinsorge, '51) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

The deepest yellow imaginable, without act- 
ually being orange rather than yellow. Huge 
in size, very wide at the haft, ideally formed 
and supremely branched. Height over 3 feet. 
It is the parent of Full Reward and Front 
Page. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. See page 34. 



SPANISH PEAKS (Loomis, '47) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

One of the really great new Irises of the day, from the 
hybridizer who gave the world the famous Elmohr. 
Spanish Peaks may prove to be the supreme white of all 
—a pure clean flower of immense proportions. It has every- 
thing, including giant size, graceful form, tall stems and 
perfect branching. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950. 

SPOTLIGHT (Schreiner, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A rich golden orange-yellow of impressi\e size and stature 
with wonderful branching and flowers of ideal form. 
There is a bright patch of white on each fall, just below 
the beard. Cerainly a spotlight in the garden! 40 inches. 

SPRING CHARM (Hall, '58) Each $10.00 

Standards are pure bright pink, the falls a sort of buff- 
pink with heavy reddish beard. This is an exceptionally 
large Iris, the petals broad and smoothly tailored, round- 
ed in form and the falls flare gracefully. Very late, over 
three feet tall, with heavy stalks and large foliage. If you 
like them big, and still not coarse, you will really go for 
this one! See front cover. 

SPRING FESTIVAL (Hall, '58) Each $15.00 

This is shown on page 44 in as nearly exact reproduction 
as our engravers have ever turned out. It is not a deep 
shade of pink but is rather a definite appleblossom tint 
with heavy geranium-red beards. The flowers are very 
large, faultlessly fonned and slightly ruffled. Stems are tall 
with the blooms widely spaced. It has both character and 
color of its own which set it apart from such distinguished 
varieties as May Hall. Lynn Hall and Pink Chimes. Plant 
growth is robust and it increases rapidly. Height 36 to 
40 inches. HM AIS, 1958. 


SPANISH FANDANGO (Kleinsorge, '51) Each $1.50 

A swirling and ruffly affair in brilliant coppery yellow and vivid chestnut-red. 
Those familiar with the variety Mexico will recognize this as a lively improvement 
on that popular and distinct Iris. Spanish Fandango is a rampant grower, easily 
reaching 4 feet, with plenty of good wide branching and lots of big frilled blos- 
soms. All eyes will be upon it! HM AIS, 1952. 

STARSHINE (Wills, '49) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Subtle pastel shades of cream, buff and muted blue, blend- 
ed into a pearly combination for those who like soft 
colors. Falls flare out horizontally and the branching is 
wide, giving it the reputation as "the Iris of most perfect 
form." HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1951. 

STATEN ISLAND (K. Smith, '47) 

Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Generally regarded as the finest true varie- 
gata of all. Standards bright golden yellow, 
falls velvety red, edged with a very narrow 
band of gold. 38 inches tall. HM AIS, 1948; 
AM, 1951. 

STEP FORWARD (Hall, '59) 

Each $15.00 

Truly a gigantic flower of light lavender- 
blue on imposing stems. Although of great 
size it appears graceful and attractive be- 
cause of the waved or ruffled extra wide 
falls. The stalks will reach 38-40 inches and 
the branching is ideal. Here will be a can- 
didate for first prize in the "largest bloom" 
class, and a very beautiful one, too. This 
is an extraordinary Iris in a somewhat staid 
color group. 


W (Schreiner, '53) Each $1.50 

This new "black" has both great size 

^1 and a 36-inch stalk to set it apart 

from most of its competitors. The 
color tends to the red-black rather 
than the blue-black of many of our 
other dark ones, A simiptuous sheen 
and perfect form are added fine qual- 
ities. The beard is deep bronze. HM 
AIS, 1954. One of the "five Iris of 
the year" for 1959. 

SUNRAY (Hall, '50) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A large ruffled light yellow of quite ideal form and extra 
heavv substance. One parent is the pink Floradora. These 
pinks give a sheen and brilliance to their offspring rarely 
found in yellows. The 36-inch stems and branching are 
excellent. It is a fast increaser, hardy and an outstanding 
parent for ruffled pinks and yellows. A well grown stem 
of Sunray is well nigh the perfect Iris, HM .AIS, 1951. 


SUNSET BLAZE (Kleinsorge, '48) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A tall and huge golden flame-salmon blend, al- 
most a red. but with so much of the gold influence 
in it that it is not really a red Iris. You have seen 
the sun look much like this just before it sinks 
over the horizon. Both standards and falls are 
extra large and the haft and beard are bright 
golden yellow. A most impressive flower, bloom- 
ing very early on widely branched stalks reach- 
ing 42 inches. Winner of the President's Cup at 
the AIS convention in 1949. HM AIS, 1949; AM, 
1951. Color picture on page 31. 

SURPRISE PARTY (Kleinsorge, '55) 

Each $3.50 

A new combination of colors— rosy lavender stand- 
ards and golden apricot falls— pastel hues with 
definite contrast and strong garden value. The 
originator has been breeding this line for years 
and this is the first introduc- 
tion of this series. Good sized 
flowers on extra well branch- 
ed 3-foot stems. HM AIS, 1956. 
Pictured on page 18. 

SWAN BALLET (Muhl., '55) 
Each $12.50 

Very wide and ruflled pure 
white, the falls flaring and 
lightly crinkled at the edges. 
Beard is pale yellow tipped 
white. Very scarce and will 
sell out early. Height up to 40 
inches. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 
1957; Dykes Medal, 1959. See 
page 9. 

SWEETHEART (Hall, '59) Each $15.00 

A very large "baby-ribbon" pink self e\en to the 
beard. Flower is full with very wide hafts and the 
petal texture is like satin. The pink beard lends 
an unusual touch which accents the purity and 
softness of the delicate color. This has been wide- 
ly used by Mr. Hall in his breeding program. 30 

SWEET REFRAIN (Hall, '56) Each $7.50 
Here we have an addition to the popular and 
evei'-increasing list of new pinks. Not only does 
it have more depth of color than most others 
introduced up to this time, but it also possesses 
great width of petals and widely flaring falls. We 
think Sweet Refrain is destined to be one of the 
most admired of all the pinks. Height 3 feet, well 
branched and above average in size. HM AIS, 

SYLVIA MURRAY (Norton, '44) 

Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Derived from Great Lakes crossed with Shining 
Waters, lighter in color than either of the parents 
and with the silvei-y smoothness of pale blue silk. 
Enormous flowers, 40-inch stems, altogether a 
grand blue Iris. HM AIS. 1946; AM, 1949. 

TABU (Schreiner, '54) Each $2.00 

An ebony-blue-black self: e\en the beard is vir- 
tually black. Petals are glossy and shine in the 
sun. A larger, taller and much better formed 
Black Forest. Height 38 inches. HM, AIS, 1954. 


TAHOLAH (Gibson, '56) Each $10.00 

The picture on page 49 will convey a much more complete and 
accurate description of this new plicata than simple words can tell. 
We had this big ruffled novelty on trial in our display garden for 
two seasons before deciding to introduce it. The ground color is 
creamy ivory, the standards heavily shaded cinnamon-red and the 
falls are evenly brushed with this same russet-red tint on the haft 
and at the outer edges. Long lasting, very large, on stout 3-foot 
stems. The Indian name means "Villiaee by the Sea." HM AIS, 1956; 
AM, 1958. 

TALLY-HO (Hall, '49) Each $2.00 

The upper part of the falls is close to the deep coloring seen in 
bright fuchsia colored Orchids. The domed standards and lower 
part of the falls are lighter. This is something new, pleasing and 
different! The 32-inch stems are stout but a little closely branched 
for such large flowers. HM AIS, 1950. See page 57. 

TALLCHIEF (Deforest, '56) Each $6.00 

Bright, richly glowing red self, with brilliant orange beard. By the 
Ridgeway color chart it is Brazil-red to carmine. A real advance in 
red Iris, tall, large and very well branched. HM AIS, 1957. See page 54. 

TECHNICOLOR (Whiting, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

One of the "reddest" of the reds— a seedling of Garden Glory. Bright- 
er and nearer to true red than the parent, it is also taller than that 
fine variety. A heavy bloomer and fast increaser. 


TECHNY CHIMES (Bro. Charles, '55) Each $7.50 

A gorgeous light yellow with very deep red-orange beard. From 
similar breeding as the new Garden Gold, but a different shade of 
yellow and very unlike it in form. This is certainly a striking Iris 
and the branching is a special feature. HM AIS, 1955. 36 inches. 

TEMPLE BELLS CHa//, '52; Each $1.50 

A larger and more metallic colored Hi-Time— a sort of apricot- 
yellow with no peachy undertone. The blooms are extra large, 
the falls flaring 'way out and then drooping gracefully with a 
slight ruffle. Note the heavy red-orange beard. A seedling of Dolly 
Varden, considered by Mr. Hall as his finest golden apricot self, 
36 inches, well branched. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954. See page 19. 

THE CITADEL (Watkins, '54) Each $5.00 

Here is a seedling of the grand pure white Helen 
McKenzie and one which most critics agree will be 
a leader for years to come. It would be hard to im- 
agine anything more nearly perfect. HM AIS, 1954; 
AM, 1959. 

THOTMES III (Kleinsorge, '50) 

Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Years ago we introduced Tobacco Road. Since then 
the Kleinsorge "browns" have become known and 
grown the world over . . . deep browns, pale tans, 
sultry blends in many hues. This one is medium 
light in tone, a smooth self of glistening golden tan 
with a light bronze beard. It is a gigantic Iris with 
extra broad falls and heavy texture. 40 inches tall. 
HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. One of the "Five Iris of 
the Year" for 1959. Shown on pages 23 and 24. 

THREE OAKS (Whiting, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

This massive rose-pink blend opened the eyes of all the judges 
last season. Huge in size, beautifully blended tones of rose-pink 
and copper, and on vei^ tall stems. Lasts over an extra long 
period. Height 40 inches. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1949. 

TOAST AN' HONEY (Kleinsorge, '53) Each $3.50 

An altogether different tan and brown Iris from the originator of 
such things as San Antone, Bryce Canyon and Thotmes III. A 
full and generously proportioned flower, with wide segments, the 
falls flaring and waved at the edges. General color is rich light 
golden brown, like butter and honey, and the falls are shaded 
deeper toast-brown, especially on the edges and near the hafts. It 
is of stocky build, well branched, with heavy large blooms pro- 
duced on 32-inch stems. HM AIS, 1955. See page 17. 

TOPAZ (Wafers, '54) Each $5.00 

Silky brown, with yellow shining through, gives this Iris a bril- 
liance seldom seen in a brown flower. It is non-fading, large, beau- 
tifully shaped and of firm substance. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1954. 

TOP FAVORITE (Schreiner, '57) Each $7.50 

Colossal orchid-pink, derived from Pink Plume and Pathfinder. 
The beard is white and there is a soft overlay of amber-buff at 
the center of the flower. Color is clear and bright and the blos- 
soms are ideally formed, flaring and ruffled at the outer edges. It 
is tall, strong and branched to perfection. HM AIS, 1957. 

TOP FLIGHT (Hall, '53) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A more deeply colored Temple Bells, more apricot than yellow. 
Standards and falls are practically the same shade but the beard 
is fieiy orange-red and very thick and heavy. Manv visitors prefer 
it over Temple Bells. Height 34 inches. HM AIS. 1953; AM, 1955. 
Illustrated on pages 23 and 26. 

TOP HAT (Schreiner, '54) Each $2.00 

Imagine Black Forest on a 40-inch stem, fully twice as 
large, and you have Top Hat! A sultry black self, with 
harmonious beard and smooth haft. HM .\IS, 1954. 

TOWN TALK (Lapham, '54) Each $5.00 

.\ really large flower of dull flame-red with smooth hafts 
and a heavy orange beard. The formal style together 
with the size immediately attracts attention. 40 inches. 

TRANQUILITY (Fay, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This ver)' large milk-white flower is carried on perfectly branched, 
strong stems 38 inches tall. The haft is wide and clean and the 
beard is white. Some judges regard it as the best of all whites. 
HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1953. 


Perennial Garden of Mrs. Preston Corey, Reading, Mass 

TRANQUIL MOON (Cook, '48) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A most novel thing with light yellow to deep cream standards and 
silvery white falls bordered the yellow of the standards. Hafts like- 
wise shaded yellow. The falls of this Iris are extra wide and flare 
out almost flat. Large, thick petaled and sparkling. 36 inches tall. 
HM AIS, 1950. See page 29. 

TRIM (McKee, '56) Each $10.00 

A wonderful new red with an underlay of bronze. The blooms are 
large and broad in all their parts, the stalks husky and well branch- 
ed. Plant Pat. No. 1592. 

TRULY YOURS (Fay, '49) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

The heart of this spectacular creation is bright yellow, 
shading off to almost white at the top of the standards 
and the bottom of the falls. The entire flower is ruffled 
and edged in lace, like Chantilly. Unopened buds are yel- 
low, because the under sides of the falls are yellow 
although faced white on top! Gigantic in size, 38 inches 
tall; very late. HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1951; Dykes Medal, 
1953. One of the "Five Iris of the Year" for 1959. Shown 
on page 25. 

ULTRA VIOLET (Buss, '55) Each $3.50 

Serenely beautiful deep violet self of large proportions with domed 
standards and flaring falls. The beard is violet too, and there is no 
thinning out of the color at the center. Broad petaled and perfectly 
supported on sturdy, well branched stalks. 36 inches. 

VALIMAR (Hamblen, '58) Each $15.00 

A newcomer sure to become a great favorite. Derived from Palo- 
mino, it is a smooth apricot-pink with a wide nasturtium-red beard. 
Judges raved over this at the 1958 American Iris Society convention _ 
in New York, and so will you! HM AIS, 1958. FIRST VIOLET 

VANITY FAIR (Hall, '51) Each $2.50 

Clear medium true pink, very smooth and tailored in appearance. 
Near the color of Cherie, perhaps, but really does not resemble it. 
This is almost an ideal flamingo-pink Iris, with lots of color, stems 
at least three feet in height, beautiful form and a very fiery tanger- 
ine beard. It is very late. Cherie x Fantasy. HM AIS, 1952. Illus- 
trated on page 58. 

VENGEANCE (Craig, '56) Each $4.00 

This creamy white plicata has delicate lavender stitching or brush 
marks; the blossoms are large and delicately ruffled. Because it pro- 
duces so many flowers on its excellent stems and increases so rapidly 
its value as a garden subject is especially worth-while. 3 feet; early. 


VOODOO (Kleinsorge, '48) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

A very dark combination of rich chocolate-brown standards and 
blackish red-brown falls, the entire flower crimped and ruffled at the 
edges. The broad falls are held stiffly horizontal and the wide stand- 
ards appear close togeher and erect. Average size, medium height. A 
very rich piece of color and an abundant bloomer. It is a sister seed- 
ling of Pretty Quadroon. 

WABASH (Williamson, '37) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Pure white standards and rich velvety deep violet falls bordered 
white— the most striking amoena of all. Vei7 tall, branched above the 
middle of the stalk with a profusion of large, slightly ruffled blos- 
soms. HM AIS, 1937; AM, 1938; Dykes Medal, 1940. 

WATERMELON (Wafers, '54) Each $5.00 

A blending of greenish light lemon and deep watermelon-pink . . . 
a cut watermelon not quite ripe. Extra large, with ruffled petals and 
very heavy substance. HM AIS, 1934. 


VICE-REGAL (Miles, '46) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Here is one of the most richly colored seedlings we have ever grown. 
The standards and falls are almost identical in color, but the velvet 
of the latter makes them appear slightly deeper. Scarcely any haft 
markings— a supreme shade of glowing bronzy red-purple with bronze 
beard. 33 inches tall. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1951. 

VIOLET HARMONY (Lowry, '52) Each $2.50 

Light violet in color, with a lighter patch in the center of the falls. 
Very large, of elegant form, and nicely ruffled. Winner of the Presi- 
dent's Cup in 1953; Dykes Medal, 1957. See page 20. 

VIOLET HILLS (Deforest, '56) Each $10.00 

Here is the last word in deep true violet color! The 7-inch flowers 
shine like taffeta, even on a rainy day, and they will take rain, wind, 
or sun. Standards, falls and beard are a uniform rich violet-purple, 
the beard is lightly tipped blue. We nominate this as the finest Iris of 
the past three years. 38 inches. HM .\IS, 1956; AM, 1958. See page 46. 



WEDDING BOUQUET (Buttrick, '52) Each $2.50 

Looking for a white thai has distinction? This ruHled newcomer has 
chartreuse buds which unfold into gorgeous pure white flowers leav- 
ing the unique color of the buds on the under side of the petals. 
This gives the entire blossom a hint of cool greenish ivory. 35 inches. 
HM AIS, 1952. 

WENATCHEE KID (Noyd, '58) Each $17.50 

Large tan, with most striking haft markings of burnt sienna. The 
effect is that of chocolate-brown on light tan, and there is a greenish 
midrib line to add further distinction. 34-36 inches; rather late. 

WHITE PALOMINO (Hall, '58) Each $10.00 

As the name would indicate, this is an exact replica of the famous 
Palomino, which was runner-up for the Dykes Medal in 1957, except 
that it is pure white. It sports the bold tangerine-red beard and cop- 
pery overlay on the haft, and the standards blend into copper at the 
base. This glowing, fiery central area is in startling contrast to the 
otherwise immaculate whiteness of the entire flower. Foliage, stem, 
size and form of flower duplicates the parent. See page 49. 

WHITE SPRITE (Cassebeer, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A brand new and most distinct snow-white, including the beard. The 
flowers are delicately ruffled and the broad falls almost touch each 
other. They flare straight out and the standards appear as a white 
ruffled ball setting on a white plate. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1952. See ^ 
page 31. ^ 

WHOLE CLOTH (Cook, '58) Each $20.00 

This is the first of the series of new style amoenas from the garden 
of Paul Cook. Standards are pure white, the falls soft medium blue 
and the beard is practically white. Petals are broad and flaring. Few 
plants. HM AIS, 1958. 

WIDE WORLD (Cook, '54) Each $7.50 

A blue and white reverse bicolor of special interest to hybridizers. 
Standards are pale blue deepening at the base. Falls are pure white 
and the beard is white. Large, spreading falls, on 40-inch stems. HM 
AIS, 1954. 


WINTER CARNIVAL (Sch reiner, '4 1 ) 

Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 
A fine hardy white, bred in Minnesota. Widely flaring falls, 
snow-white in color, the throat heavily tinted gold. Branch- 
ing is excellent and the stout stems hold the big blooms 
well aloft. This is one of our best whites. HM AIS. 1942. 

ZANTHA (Fay, '47) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A \ery large deep yellow self, clear and clean, with a rich 
yello^^' beard and no haft markings. Perfection in form, 
tailored and flaring, the 3-foot stems widely branched. This 
Iris won the President's Cup in 1947. HM AIS. 1947; AM, 

ZEBRA (Pallida variegata) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

The only Iris with leaves striped creamy yellow and green. 
Excellent for a foliage accent in the border and, as shown 
on page 29, it lends itself particularly well in some types 
of floAver arrangements. Bears lavender-blue blossoms but 
its chief \alue lies in its novel foliage. 

ZOMBIE (Craig, '57) Each $30.00 

A seedling of the famous Bang, dark and mysterious, an 
inky, blackish red. Big, flaring flowers on 36-inch stems, 
rather late. 

TO CUSTOMERS IN CANADA: We ship many orders to 
Canada every year. There is a simple procedure which all 
Canadians must follow, however, in order to import Iris or 
other plant material. Make out the list of items wanted, state 
name and address of firm you are ordering from and send it to 
the Plant Import Division of your Department of Agriculture 
at Ottawa. They in turn will send you a permit number and 
labels. Then send your order, including the permit label, 
to us in the usual way. 

No Shipments Made During Spring Months 
Fall Shipping Season Closes in Late October 

THIS CATALOG is free to all customers of record over 
a 2-year period, otherwise copies may be obtained for 25c 
and this amount deducted from your first order. 



Stedman Buttrick Garden, Concord, Mass. 

Dave Hairs 

Everybody is Talking 

about these braiid new lusciously colored Iris with the deep red-orange 

beards. Their parentage includes the very best and most distinct 

new Hall pinks and apricots such as Ballerina, Vanity Fair, Pink Sensation, 

Palomino, Dolly Varden, Tally-Ho, Happy Birthday, May Hall. 

What is a "Seedling"? It is just the same as any other Iris, except 

that it has not been named. Rhizomes are full size, have bloomed 

and should bloom well for you next spring. 

Flowers shown here were selected at random to indicate wide range 
of shades and shapes you will get. While it is not possible for us 
to fill orders for any certain blossom, 

you may be sure that you will . ^ 

be delighted with all • , . • 

ot them. ^^'"^ ^ijf''